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Distributing wrapper including commercial application

Hi all

I will distribute using WineSkin a commercial Windows application developed by me.
The application has a "closed" license (not GPL/LGPL) and is not free of charge.
I created a wrapper and installed my application. No modification of WineSkin or Wine code.

Question: can I distribute this wrapper or there's same license's violation?

From LGPL license 2.1 (WineSkin and Wine is licenced LGPL 2.1):

5. A program that contains no derivative of any portion of the
Library, but is designed to work with the Library by being compiled or
linked with it, is called a "work that uses the Library". Such a
work, in isolation, is not a derivative work of the Library, and
therefore falls outside the scope of this License.

Many thanks

The main difference in GPL and LGPL code is that GPL must only go out with free software... LGPL can be distributed with pay-for software. If you change any of the LGPL code, you must make those changes available, but your own propriety code is safe, and you do not have to release it in any way.

I chose LGPL for Wineskin on purpose, so others/companies/whoever can use it for their own ports.

Now you might want to look inside of Wineskin.app if your leaving it in the port and and delete the "cabextract" program that Winetricks uses. That one program is GPL, where everything else in there is free to use/redistribute... if you're charging, technically you aren't supposed to leave Cabextract in there. This will cause some of Winetricks to not work, but that shouldn't matter.

The only other thing you have to worry about is... if you installed anything thats 3rd party in there, like some MS dlls or something else that might cause license or distribution issues.


Many thanks for the clear explanation.

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