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Re: Bug#147303: ITP: winex -- A DESCRIPTION

On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 11:24:43AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Are you certain that WineX is hosted at SourceForge under the guise of
> being a free software project?
> Are you certain that SourceForge's standards for free software are in
> fact compatible with your, or Debian's, idea of free software?

To be honest, I have no idea what anybody at VA Software is thinking
anymore.  (Sorry Trae.)  Once upon a time I had a pretty clear picture and
while I did not totally agree with everything, I agreed with most things.

They claim the Open Source Definition as their idea of free though.  Last
I checked, this was generally pretty comparable to our DFSG.

> A quick glance at <http://sourceforge.net/projects/winex> shows that
> Transgaming hasn't been shy about their licensing terms; the page lists
> 'License: Other/Proprietary License' as plain as day.
> It sounds to me like petitioning SourceForge would be just another way
> to breed ill-will.

As far as I'm concerned, it's too late to prevent ill will.  We wanted to
do what their license explicitly permits.  They decided to prevent us from
doing so, and the first option they chose was to make threats.

I don't believe such a company deserves free hosting.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net>              Goldfish don't bounce
<netgod> is it me, or is Knghtbrd snoring?
<joeyh> they killed knghtbrd!
<netgod> Kysh: wichert, gecko, joeyh, and I are in a room trying to ignore
<Kysh> netgod: Knghtbrd is hard to ignore.

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