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RE: Is it free to use

At 10:10 AM 9/9/2004, Reid Thompson wrote:
>that's a dead url --


>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 12:35:50AM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>>> xx@xxx.xxxx.xx wrote:
>>>> We are using Linux and UNIX environment to develop our own
>>>> applications. By installing the Cygwin/X X Server, Xlib and Xclients
>>>> etc., our developers can 1. use our own Windows base PC to emulate a
>>>> UNIX-like environment to do the development;
>>>> 2. use the X server to connect to X windows of Linux and AIX;
>>>> 3. use the Secure Shell (ssh) to connect to AIX servers;
>>>> 4. use powerful scripts of Unix to automate Windows workstation.
>>>> We shall use the cygwin in around thirty Window based PC.
>>>> Would like to clarify that will be free of charge.
>>> Have your company's lawyers read the GNU Public License and answer
>>> that for you.  It's quite well explained exactly what the GPL allows
>>> and doesn't allow on <> and
>>> <>.  This is not a legal
>>> advice mailing list, and answering legal questions is not the
>>> purpose of this list.
>> Actually, the licensing information is here:
>That is the place to start.
>The bottom line is that if you develop using cygwin's gcc your
>applications are GPLed when you release them.  This means that if you
>are developing software for eventual release, you must also make the
>source code available when you make binaries available.   
>If you want other arranagements then you do have to pay for that.
>But, the lawyer advice is still sound.  You really should check this
>out thoroughly if you are going to be releasing software eventually. 

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