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CrossOver = open source software?


I have been a long-time user of CrossOver on Linux since 2002.

I just read yesterday's press release about your Not-Free special day - which I thought was a lovely idea. I missed out on last year's mayhem - wish I had known about it 😊

I notice the line in your press release that states: "CrossOver is a highly-celebrated open source software". Is that actually correct? Sure, WINE is open source but the elements that provide CrossOver functionality used to be closed-source in order to finance the wider open source development.

Is this no longer the case. Is CrossOver totally open source now?




Perhaps this page tells the tale for you...see;


Well, that page provides the source for the versions of Wine supplied within the CrossOver product (as required by the GPL?). So it certainly tells the tale for me on the remaining functionality.

I have absolutely NO wish to belittle the work done at Codeweavers and have made a point of purchasing support extensions or new licenses in the years when I have had the cash to do so. I just got excited at the thought that the WHOLE KABOODLE had gone GPL/Open Source while I wasn't looking.

I think the press release was a little ambiguous on this point, though.


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