I appreciate your enthusiasm, but...
Posted Sep 19, 2002 13:06 UTC (Thu) by foobarfoobar
In reply to: The Free Software Foundation's open letter to the UnitedLinux Board
Parent article: The Free Software Foundation's open letter to the UnitedLinux Board
... I don't appreciate your calling Wine developers "silly people", nor do I think it is true to say that they have "whined" at any point.
Wine, like linux, is a complex project with a very long history, contributed to by a great number of people with a variety of different motivations. As one of them, I don't understand where you are coming from.
I am happy that you feel someone is fighting on your behalf, defending a product that I doubt you've ever personally contributed to. When you 'rethink your position' I hope you find a broader basis than your mistaken take on Wine to refer to.
Neither the GPL or X11 license is more useful than the other. They have different purposes and different philosophies behind them. Neither captures the exact intent of every developer that contributes to projects licensed under them.
In this case, there is no proven violation of the GPL as yet. Lets wait and see what happens.
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