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Re: cygwin for Government Use

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 01:08:49PM +0100, Reini Urban wrote:
>Christopher Faylor schrieb:
>>On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 05:23:54AM +0100, Reini Urban wrote:
>>>Corinna Vinschen schrieb:
>>>>when reading, you will find that the
>>>>licensing of Cygwin is pretty clear.
>>>>Cygwin is Open Source, provided under the GNU Public License.
>>>>That means basically, that all software linked against the Cygwin
>>>>library is automatically Open Source as well.
>>>>Two exception from this rule exist:
>>>>- If your applications linked against the Cygwin library are only used
>>>>for youyr own internal purposes, you don't have to make the sources
>>>>public as well.
>>>Well, what about the poor internal guys using it?  To my understanding
>>>these internal guys must get access to the sources as well, even if
>>>it's a closed community.
>>Why not bolster your understanding with a refreshing read of the
>>documentation available at the GNU web site?
>>For instance:
>I know that and the GPL, and it doesn't contradict my words.  This FAQ
>just does not make it clear enough, so companies or organzations might
>get that wrong.  Esp.  such large organizations.

Why don't you explain what that entry is talking about, then, or,
better, in the spirit of free software, send some better words to the


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