[ros-dev] [ros-diffs] [jimtabor] 37345: - Add path support for ExtTextOut.
gedmurphy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 23:34:48 CET 2008
You make some good points, which I would say requires little comment or
addition at this stage.
Assuming the Wine guys don't have membership to this list, can you keep us
updated with any correspondence from their side.
From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org] On
Behalf Of Steven Edwards
Sent: 18 November 2008 21:02
To: Dmitry Timoshkov
Cc: Jeremy White; Alexandre Julliard; jimtabor; ReactOS Development List
Subject: Re: [ros-dev] [ros-diffs] [jimtabor] 37345: - Add path support for
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:22 AM, Dmitry Timoshkov
<dmitry at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> Please stop copying Wine code without any copyright and source
> reference into reactos. This became very bad practice from your
> side during last years.
I have no power with the ReactOS project other than to ask and try to
get policy changed in a democratic manner. I've made the case for the
ReactOS to do a better job at proper attribution in code that is
imported based on feedback from you in the past. In fact, just
yesterday I replied to ros-dev proposing some guidelines for how to
handle code imported from Wine. There is nothing more I can do.
I have CC'd Alexandre and Jeremy for there thoughts on the subject. I
welcome feedback from the Software Freedom Law Center or the FSF with
reguards to this issue because on one hand I understand the
attribution is important but on the other hand ReactOS is persona
non-grata with Wine. Given Wine's reluctance to accept any
contributions from ReactOS developers, totally based on guilt by
assocation I think its in your best interested not to be credited. The
Software is still being released under the terms you granted so I
don't see a major violation.
>From the LGPL preamble:
"...Also, if the library is modified by someone else and passed on,
the recipients should know
that what they have is not the original version, so that the original
author's reputation will not be affected by problems that might be
introduced by others."
Clearly the ReactOS developer is doing you a favor by not hurting your
reputation if ReactOS is as Toxic as Wine makes it out to be.
"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and
that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo
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