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Re: Available soon -- Cygwin on a CD
- To: "J. J. Farrell" <jjf at bcs dot org dot uk>
- Subject: Re: Available soon -- Cygwin on a CD
- From: Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 23:57:37 -0400
- Cc: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <19991011171011.A2249@cygnus.com> <199910120055.RAA29688@aleph.ssd.hal.com>
- Reply-To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
On Mon, Oct 11, 1999 at 05:55:05PM -0700, J. J. Farrell wrote:
>> From: Christopher Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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.)
The software is all open source, yes. The installer is not open source.
>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?
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