[Gllug] Civilization for Linux

Andrew Halliwell ah at gnd.com
Sun Jun 17 04:06:22 UTC 2001

> Doug Winter writes:
> >Civ III certainly works under WineX:
> >
> >http://www.transgaming.com/gamepage.php?gameid=3D52
> >
> >Well worth the transgaming subscription, I reckon :)
> While I'm usually fairly pragmatic about such things, I do have issues
> with Transgaming's ethics, and so won't support them on principle.
> Contrast them with Codeweavers, who not only have a great product,
> but are definitely on the side of the good guys.

Does this mean that Transgaming have taken a GPL project (wine), produced
WineX and have placed restrictions on its distribution in a totally non-gpl
compliant way?

If they have, then it's perfectly within your rights to do what you want
with their wineX. They broke the license so they don't have any rights to
add anything more to the license. 

No source code on a GPL derived project == open invite to legal "pirating"

Or did they get the Wine team to grant them exclusive rights to release
under a different license?

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