The Time Has Come: Defending Wine's License

5 Oct 2022, 11:00
50m
202 (Opus Hall)

202

Opus Hall

30 S 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN
Talk (half slot, Wineconf and FOSS XR only) WineConf

Speaker

Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)

Description

Wine is unique among copylefted projects for many reasons. One unique trait
of Wine is that so rarely is LGPL — the copyleft license of Wine — violated.
However, with the advent of more adoption of Linux-based system, and the need
for vendors to run old Windows application on they systems, we now are seeing
violations for the first time.

This session will present the properties of the LGPL and what it should
accomplish for users who find themselves in front of a Linux system that uses
Wine to run Windows binaries. We'll discuss strategy and planning for
enforcement of Wine's copyleft and discuss how we can accomplish this
together as a community that includes Software Freedom Conservancy (Wine's
non-profit home) and the many contributors to Wine.

For which conference do you send the proposal? WineConf 2022
Code of Conduct Yes
In-person or virtual presentation In-person

Primary author

Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)

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