[Wine] Wine license

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Sun Nov 7 01:37:21 CST 2010

"Rishi" <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:

> ... I am interested in social benefits.

To get any social benefit at all, the development has to happen,
and that requires that the developers be supported well enough
to be able to devote a serious amount of time to the project.

The BSD and MIT licensing models worked well for those projects
because much of the early development work was done at major
universities -- whose purpose is to foster research and learning
rather than to generate profits -- and underwritten by government
grants.  Codeweavers found out the hard way about the limitations
of those models in a project where much of the development has to
be funded out of corporate revenues.

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