[Wine] Legal issues for bundling Wine with my Application
austinenglish at gmail.com
Fri May 2 13:28:58 CDT 2008
On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 1:20 PM, asafbenzaken <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> I've recently written some graphic application in windows.
> i've was successfull in running it under Linux using Wine.
> I had to add gdiplus.dll to the windows/system32 directory.
> now for my question.
> Is it legal for me to create a "Bundle" Wine with my application and make it work "native like" under linux - and then sell it?
> Meaning that the end user will but a software that will install my application while it will run under the Wine platform?
> my question regards legal issues for Wine but mainly for Microsoft.
> since i'm using gdiplus.dll, arent i'm obligated to pay something to microsoft?
You should consult a lawyer about this. If you're using native
gdiplus, the issue gets even more complex. You'd be better off filing
bugs for whatever gdi functions are missing/incomplete in wine's
gdiplus, so you could avoid using native.
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