According to the yesterday’s Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, TransGaming, developers of WineX, requested that
the public CVS tree’s purpose is not to provide a free version of WineX, but to enable people to assist with their developmentefforts
The newsletter also cites an excerpt of the WineX license that addresses this issue:
Note that while this license does permit certain kinds of non-commercial distribution of pre-compiled binary packages of WineX,doing so on a large scale is discouraged, as it affects TransGaming’s ability to continue to improve and develop the code.
So, folks, what are your impressions? Isn’t this a rather fine line for people to have to walk. Has this “large-scale” distribution by Gentoo has already affected “TransGaming’s ability to continue to improve and develop thecode” or was this a preemptive strike?
Thanks to Paul Everingham for the tip on this news.