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LinuxLookup.com: Transgaming WineX 2.0 Review

May 06, 2002, 11:00 (8 Talkback[s])

"I am impressed with the work that TransGaming has done on the Wine libraries. While it is true that they have not contributed everything that they have developed to the Wine community, their efforts have paid off for me and other gamers who have tried in vain to get Windows-centric software running without a dual-boot machine. I personally have no problem contributing to TransGaming's effort because it suits me personally. Does this model work with the philosophy of free software development? Probably not, but nether did the shareware movement that developed around the IBM DOS systems of the mid-1980's. That movement allowed game developers to write games that pushed the limits of the available hardware, created an industry that continues to increase the performance of gaming hardware, and benefited those who wrote the games by giving them a source of income.

"The issue of contributing back to the community always shadows every open-source project. Transgaming does contribute back, but there are restrictions..."

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