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

On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 06:54:14PM +0200, Ove Kaaven wrote:
> +Note that while this license does permit certain kinds of non-commercial 
> +distribution of pre-compiled binary packages of WineX, doing so on a large 
> +scale is discouraged, as it affects TransGaming's ability to continue
> +to improve and develop the code.  TransGaming reserves the right to 
> +change the license under which future code is made available, and will 
> +not hesitate to do so if non-commercial distribution of pre-compiled 
> +binary packages adversely affects the financing of continued development.

Still not good enough for me, it is still a threat to take their ball
and go away, and still it is not a license change. And I don't buy the
objection that any kind of necessary license change will take fair use
rights from users, the right to distribute is not that kind of right
that I would agree to get in pieces: if I am restricted from large scale
distribution of my derivative of their work, I am not interested in
limited distribution either.

In this particular case (Debian and WineX), there is a technical reason
to back my ideological principles: I don't want to install binary from
unreliable source into my Debian system, I want binary from official
Debian Developer. I don't want to have to build it myself with each
update, I don't want to go hunting all over the Web for one deb, I don't
want to clean up after bugs that some outsider to Debian an introduce,
and I don't want to trust binaries from some "smaller-scale" server.

Dmitry Borodaenko

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