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Re: Bug#262951: ITP: winex-installer -- This package will download and build TransGaming winex.

Ryan Underwood <nemesis-lists@icequake.net> writes:

> On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 09:14:29PM +0200, Carlos Perelló Marín wrote:
>> IMHO that's not a true free software project so don't expend time on it.
>> "We are free software but please, don't redistribute our product or
>> we will close them", that's not what I understand as free software.
> This by itself isn't a big problem, as long as they were being a
> community player. 

This by itself is enough of a problem. They try to blackmail free
software projects that want to provide a derived work which they fear
might ruin their business model. (BTW: Does their business model work
anyway?) This has worked for them until now in at least two cases and
has set a bad example already.

> However, Transgaming has nearly completely halted their policy of
> contributing code they develop back to the WINE project under the
> MIT license, after making numerous promises and garnering a
> significant subscription base for those promises. My opinion is,
> screw 'em, and package their stuff even against their wishes, since
> they've gone against ours. If we're never seeing the code under a
> free license anyway, what have we to lose?

Nothing. And Andreas, we shouldn't settle with a winex-installer,

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