"In Bruce Byfield's article from February 26, 2008, titled
GNU/Linux Desktop: The Case Against Running Windows Apps the
question is raised whether the allocation of resources (in this
case, donations of money and software patches by Google) towards
improving Wine was wise or necessary. He questions whether the
donations are even potentially harmful.
"Mr. Byfield's point is that Free Software alternatives exist
for nearly all the major proprietary applications running on
Windows, and thus the money would be better spent furthering the
development of native applications. In addition, he criticizes the
process of making it easier to run proprietary applications rather
than encouraging the use of native applications..."