Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jul 2007 10:30 UTC
Legal SWSoft, the company behind Parallels Desktop for Mac, is possibly violating the LGPL license by using LGPL libraries from the WINE project without providing access to the source code. The WINE project first discovered the violation early this June, and after several failed attempts at getting the source code to the libraries, they set up a wiki page to keep track of the ongoing violation. The WINE project wants to resolve the issue "without starting legal action". Thanks to MacWereld for pointing this out [Dutch].
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Dark_Knight
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2005-07-10

Since Parallels is closed source then most likely this will need to be handled through the court system to have an independent review of each projects code. Even though I'm a supporter of the Linux movement I can see the reasoning why a closed source developer would be cautious showing an open source developer their code.

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