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Re: Does GPL apply without Cygwin stub? [long and off-topic] (was Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey)
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- Subject: Re: Does GPL apply without Cygwin stub? [long and off-topic] (was Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey)
- From: Fergus Henderson <email@example.com.OZ.AU>, Fergus Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org.OZ.AU>
- Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 06:03:29 +1100
- Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 06:01:14 +1100
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- In-Reply-To: <19990308104616.E789@cygnus.com>; from Chris Faylor on Mon, Mar 08, 1999 at 10:46:16AM -0500
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On 08-Mar-1999, Chris Faylor <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 07, 1999 at 09:11:57PM -0500, Suhaib M. Siddiqi wrote:
> >The crt0.o and cygwin1.dll comes with another commercial compiler too.
> >I do not think the GPL is valid there, to get that you need to pay first???
> If someone is distributing code which incorporates our crt0 file then it
> *must* be GPLed.
I don't think that is correct. I believe the "commercial compiler"
that Suhaib M. Siddiqi is referring to may be the one known as the
"Cygnus GNUPro Development Tools" ;-)
If I understand things correctly, it *is* possible to get a license for
Cygwin that allows you to link proprietry code which incorporates the
Cygwin crt0 file --- you just need to fork over the appropriate amount of
cash to Cygnus to pay for that license.
Fergus Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> | "I have always known that the pursuit
WWW: <http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~fjh> | of excellence is a lethal habit"
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