"When I interviewed Jim Graham, CodeWeavers CTO, at
LinuxWorld SF, he told me that Apple had provided them with great
support during the CrossOver project.
"Not only was Apple helpful with the technology issues," Graham
said, "but they even changed the QuickTime license to accommodate
CrossOver. The previous license stated that the QuickTime plug-ins
could only run on the native platform they were designed for. That
wouldn't work for CrossOver because we're using the Windows QT
plug-in on the Linux platform. Apple changed the license so we
could do that."
A smart move by Apple. The Linux audience continues to grow, but
licensing issues often stand in the way of bringing popular
proprietary applications from other platforms to the open-source