Changes to cygwin licensing terms

Chris Faylor
Mon May 10 08:26:00 GMT 1999

On Sun, May 09, 1999 at 11:23:13PM -0400, cgf wrote:
>I thought that I would run the following change by everyone here before
>I spring it on the general mailing list.
>I've just gotten approval to add this paragraph to the cygwin license:
>Note that, in accordance with section 10 of the GNU GPL, Cygnus permits
>programs whose sources are distributed under a license that complies
>with the Open Source(tm) definition to be linked with libcygwin.a
>without libcygwin.a itself causing the resulting program to be covered
>by the GNU GPL.  This means that, if you provide the source code for your
>program you are not required to include the software for the cygwin DLL
>as well.  If this is unclear, please contact for

Incidentally, I neglected to point out that most of the words above are
DJ Delorie's.  It was his idea to use section 10 of the GNU GPL in this


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