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Re: [opensuse-factory] work for the future: why do you still use Windows
On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 01:36:09PM +0200, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Sid Boyce wrote:
Slating wine is futile as it's always behind the offerings from
Codeweavers who are major contributors to wine, the lag being for their
commercial interests and those of their customers' contract limitations
on public disclosure of certain code.

That pretty much sounds like FUD to me. Wine is under a GPL license,
where the move from X to GPL actually was pushed by CodeWeavers and
any customer is entitled to source code without restrictions.

LGPL v2.1 actually.

And it is FUD, Codeweavers is actually _paying_ around 70%-80% of the actual
Wine development power there is.

I think they experimented with keeping back stuff years ago, but the resulting
forking was costing so much resources they now only develop in mainline Wine.

Ciao, Marcus
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