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Re: mysql server out of the list

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 2:21 AM
Subject: Re: mysql server out of the list

> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 12:46:27AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >Chris,
> >    Can you step up and explain the GPL issue...
> >
> >Regarding the pthread implementation, thank you :}.
> >
> >I am very open to changing/improving it to meet the needs of open
> >products, so if/when time arises, and you see how cygwin today meets
> >needs of MySQL, feel free to get hold of me.
> What is the issue?  Are they providing a cygwin DLL without
> sources?  That is the usual confusion regarding the DLL.
> The Cygwin DLL is just like any "program" distributed under the GPL.
> you distribute a binary, you must distribute sources, even if you have
> made no modifications to the binary (cygwin1.dll).  Providing a
> to some other place to get the sources isn't adequate.
> If so, that's probably the problem.  You can't just provide a binary.
> have to provide the sources for the binary.  Linking to the
> site isn't sufficient.  You have to be able to directly provide
> in compliance with the GPL.
> Apologies if I'm misunderstanding the situation.

They are distributing a cygwin linked .exe without cygwin1.dll, and
without cygwin sources. As I understood from prior cygwin@ discussion,
this was an issue.


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