Should Wine move to LGPL 3?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Wed Jul 25 14:18:32 CDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 21:01 +0200, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 03:28:13PM +0100, Damjan Novak wrote:
> > On 7/25/07, Damjan Novak <aryah47 at> wrote:
> > 
> > >I dont think that it matters what the patent covenant covers or not
> > >for this to work, all it takes is that they distribute it via vouchers
> > >as part of the SuSE distribution, and with some luck in the unfolding
> > >of these events, LGPLv3 patent provisions might disarm them by itself,
> > >but IANAL...
> > >
> > 
> > On second thought, reading further the text and FAQ of the licence, I
> > think Im wrong, sorry.
> Also, Wine is not on SLED/SLES, just on openSUSE, which is not protected
> by the patent covenant. And it is explicitly left out.
> Ciao, Marcus

On the other hand, it's quite possible that Parallels would enter into
some sort of patent thingy with Microsoft, and they DO distribute Wine.

Scott Ritchie

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