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Re: Commercial corporate usage of Cygwin.
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: newalexi at newmail dot ru
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 11:27:28 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Commercial corporate usage of Cygwin.
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 5 May 2003 email@example.com wrote:
> Sorry for inconvenience.
> I have a question about cygwin distribution. As I understood Cygwin is a
> freeware product and I mustn't pay anything for it. But I don't find
> anything about corporate commercial usage. I am going to use cigwin for
> software development in my firm. Should I pay for such cigwin usage?
> Thank you for your help.
Many people use Cygwin in a corporate environment. However, Cygwin
comes under GPL, and that requires you to release the source to any
software you ship that is linked against the Cygwin DLL. If you plan to
use Cygwin for internal development only, this is not your worry (but
again, IANAL). AFAIK, Red Hat also sells a commercial license for Cygwin
that lets you not ship your sources (<http://redhat.com/software/cygwin/>).
If you are worried about complying with the licensing terms, it would
probably be best for you to get a lawyer's interpretation of the license.
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