Anyone at LinuxTag?

Austin English austinenglish at
Mon Jun 29 00:51:03 CDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:46 AM, Kai Blin<kai.blin at> wrote:
> On Monday 29 June 2009 01:22:00 Austin English wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Ben Klein<shacklein at> wrote:
>> > 2009/6/29 Scott Ritchie <scott at>:
>> >> Who would they give the money to, even if they wanted to give it to us?
>> >
>> > Codeweavers?
>> Is a private for-profit company.
>> Is there something wrong with putting it in the Wine development fund,
>> under custody of the Software Freedom Conservancy?
> Yes. Realistically, there will be a contract involved regulating what needs to
> be done to get the money. I very much doubt the government just go and drop
> money on random paypal buttons and hope for the best. The way I've seen stuff
> like this work before is that there's a call for bids from companies to
> implement certain features in a piece of software, maybe with the requirement
> at a reasonable effort to get the produced changes upstream.

Ah, misunderstood what you meant there.

Eventually some sort of foundation would be the best thing to head
toward, but that's a legal headache.


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