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Re: Available soon -- Cygwin on a CD
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: Available soon -- Cygwin on a CD
- From: "J. J. Farrell" <jjf at bcs dot org dot uk>
- Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:55:05 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Christopher Faylor <email@example.com>
> Thanks to your support and feedback, I am pleased to announce the
> commercial availability of Cygwin 1.0. ...
> We are calling this version of Cygwin version 1.0 but it is essentially
> B21. ...
Good stuff, but I'm a bit confused about how various things relate.
1) Does this mean that there will be no more net releases?
2) I might not be reading it thoroughly enough, but it looks to me
from the Web page that everything on the CD is GPL or similar.
I assume this means that someone could buy the CD and copy the
whole thing to a website for free download. Is this correct?
(I'm not suggesting that anyone would, and certainly not that
they should - just trying to understand the release model.)
3) I gather this has the same relationship to the GNUPro release
(what I've always thought of previously as "the commercial
release") that the net releases have - basically that you can
only generate Open Source products with this CD and if you
want to use the same(ish) tools to generate a 'traditional'
software product, you have to pay for the GNUPro release.
I'm sure this is correct, but I'd got confused by this being
described as a commercial release - or am I still confused?
4) If Cygwin 1.0 will be made available as a net release, will it
happen before or after 8 April 2005?
It'll be great to see this on shop shelves, and very interesting
to see how many buy it! Good Luck.
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