Should Wine move to LGPL 3?
the3dfxdude at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 14:25:08 CDT 2007
On 7/25/07, Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org> wrote:
> 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 gmail.com> 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
But it's only wined3d right? And that's based on OpenGL. Why they
would even consider a patent convent would boggle me.
Of course, the threat for unenumerated patents is enough for some.
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