Using eCos code in Cygwin

Nicholas Wourms
Wed Jan 21 20:09:00 GMT 2004

Hi All,

I've been working on integrating the full bind resolver into Cygwin and, 
as such, have seen fit to use some code from eCos (specifically for 
inet_ntop, inet_pton, & *ifaddrs).  At the time I did this, it didn't 
seem to be a problem, since the code was copyrighted by Red Hat. 
However, I'm asking now in light of this announcement (which was sent in 
the latest "Under The Brim"):

Is there anyway you could get an exception for Cygwin, since I'm almost 
certain that Stallman & friends are going to convert everything from 
BSD/Red Hat -> GPL (grrrr)?  IANAL, so I thought it best to ask now, 
before I go any farther.  If not, I'll just go back to the drawing 
board.  Thanks in advance.


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