WINE License question
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Dec 31 12:47:17 CST 2003
As many should know, WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux [WP2K4L] uses Windows executables
and a special version of WINE [Corel-WINE]. When you purchased WP2K4L it not come with a
copy of the source code. Instead, they chose to offer the CVS tree on their server for
Now with Glibc > 2.3.1 Corel-WINE no longer works. To fix this, I need the source code.
So, I asked Corel for a copy of the source code and their only answerer so far was:
> Hello James,
> the source code is no longer available.
It appears to me that under the license for WINE that they are legally obligated to
provide me with a copy of the source code. Is that correct?
WINE currently uses the LGPL. Does anybody know for certain if Corel-WINE was distributed
under the LGPL or the old WINE license?
Note that they originally chose to provide a CVS server rather than distribute the source
code with their product. I guess that this is OK under whichever license, but it appears
to me that this obligated them to keep the CVS server available, basically forever.
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