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Re: section 2 man pages

On Jul 23 17:33, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 03:05:17PM -0500, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> >> From: Eric Blake
> >> On 07/23/2010 07:19 AM, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> >> > Are section 2 man pages available?
> >> 
> >> Not at the moment.  Volunteers welcome to help provide them.
> >> Meanwhile,
> >> I find that the POSIX specification is good enough (at least, for using
> >> interfaces portably):
> >>
> >
> >Hmm, I'd have thought they'd come downstream like so much else. Since 
> >all this stuff is open source,  I wouldn't think that there should be 
> >any plagiarizing issues, right?  I see,  however, that the referenced 
> >web page is copyrighted.  So, I wonder who is responsible if a volun-
> >teer plagiarizes another source for Cygwin.   I'm thinking some rules 
> >ought to be promulgated before volunteers are solicited.
> Cygwin's licensing should be fairly clear.  And you'd have to check with
> the licensing of something like the above to see if it *can* be copied.

The Linux man pages ( would make a
good start.  They can't be used unchanged, but it's far less work to
tweak them for Cygwin than to write them from scratch.  No worries


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