WineHQ should discourage the use of cracks
dank at kegel.com
Tue Mar 4 07:51:51 CST 2008
Vit Hrachovy <vit.hrachovy at sandbox.cz> wrote:
> in fact a DLL override may be another form of 'crack' - given the
> situation I'm not owner of a Windows copy and need to override MS DLL
> which is not free to use without Windows license.
That's much less risky. First off, most
Wine users currently happen to have a Windows license,
due to the Microsoft tax. Second, most of the MS DLLs
people need to grab can be downloaded directly from
Microsoft, thus avoiding malware exposure.
> Given the problem above - we can solve it by rewording in a similar
> spirit but leaving the bad word out:
> "Gold: Application works flawlessly with some DLL overrides or other
> settings, etc. Copy protection issues are not considered as issues here."
Sorry, that doesn't do it for me. Apps that need cracks are simply
not convenient or safe enough to merit a gold rating, IMHO.
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