Re: GPL and WINE licence compatible?
On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 10:21:45PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> I was about to ITP icoutils (http://www.student.lu.se/~nbi98oli/src/),
> but I had a last-minute worry about the licence. It's mostly GPL, except
> that some files in the source are distributed under the Wine licence.
> Most of this seems to be OK (largely BSDish with no advertising clause),
> but I'm concerned about section (3) of the first paragraph.
I don't think it's an issue. I read (3) as being the same as THE LEGAL
DISCLAMER IN ALL LICENSES THAT'S PRINTED LIKE THIS. I'm sort of worried
about the second paragraph, but it should be acceptable.
> The current version of Wine in Debian carries the X11 licence, so if
> this turned out to be a problem then perhaps I could just create a new
> source package with those newer include files instead (or, better, talk
> to the upstream author about it).
This would probably be the best idea, especially if the files could be
replaced with a dependency on libwine-dev.
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