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Re: GPL and WINE licence compatible?

Richard Braakman <dark@debian.org> wrote:
>On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 10:21:45PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
>>   You may distribute sources of derivative works of the work
>>   provided that (1) (a) all source files of the original work that
>>   have been modified, (b) all source files of the derivative work
>>   that contain any party of the original work, and (c) all source
>>   files of the derivative work that are necessary to compile, link
>>   and run the derivative work without unresolved external calls and
>>   with the same functionality of the original work (``Necessary
>>   Sources'') carry a prominent notice explaining the nature and date
>>   of the modification and/or creation.  You are encouraged to make
>>   the Necessary Sources available under this license in order to
>>   further the development and acceptance of the work.
>Does this really say that if you change anything in the source, you
>have to put a "prominent notice" about it in ALL source files?
>(According to (c), even in your own source files.)

Bah. It does indeed appear to. (And then doesn't require you to make the
source available - amusingly pointless.)

It's not as if the Wine people are going to sue or anything, but I think
it would be best to just port to the sanely-licensed header files and be
done with it.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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