[Wine] Is Wine use legal?

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 12:40:57 CDT 2012

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM, az <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> what about for example Windows name, Windows fonts etc?
Windows, with a capital W or a small w cannot, by right, be
copyrighted.  However, Windows98 or Windows7 can be.  Thus, we cannot
use this in the name of the product...
Windows fonts are patented and in some cases require a Windows
license.  Fulfilling this is up to the user, we do not and cannot
advise users to break the law (which varies by where you live.)

Otherwise, as vitamin pointed out, the code used in Wine is legal, and
free for legal use.


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