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

On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 22:51:58 -0500, Ryan Underwood
<nemesis-lists@icequake.net> wrote:

> If we're never seeing the code under a free license anyway, what have we
> to lose?

Most of those checking out the code from TransGaming's CVS just want
to be able to get their Windows games to run in Linux for free (as in
beer). Personally, I think putting their ability to do so in jeopardy
just to make some ideological point that those users really won't even
care about is a little selfish, but perhaps that's just me.

In addition, in a post to -legal earlier today[1] you opined that
software with a hostile upstream shouldn't be packaged in Debian. I
don't see how packaging TransGaming's software against their express
wishes could possibly fail to turn them against us. Your wanting us to
press ahead regardless does seem just a teensy bit inconsistent, to
say the least.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/08/msg00068.html

Andrew Saunders

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