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Re: cygwin compiled on Linux for Wiindows

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 03:35:29PM -0500, Bobby McNulty wrote:
>Jani, do you work for Redhat or Mandrake?  I was just wondering.

Who Jani works for is not a topic for this mailing list.  He certainly
does not speak authoritatively for the project.

>It uses the GPL, therefore all the programs under GPL are licensed to 
>the company who comes out with a commerical version of the kernel.

No, this is not true, and it is also not a subject for discussion, here.

As far as Cygwin is concerned, let me make this easy for you.

If you are just putzing around, compiling cygwin sources and adding your
own little hacks, you don't have to worry about anything.  If you
provide binary copies of cygwin programs, you must accompany them with
complete sources.

Changes that are desired to go back to the main cygwin release require
that you follow the instructions at  You
need to fill out an assignment signed by both you and your employer.

If none of this is clear (and it's a mystery how it could not be clear
by now) then, when you get ready to release some software ask again.

I'm closing down this thread now.


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