Distributing cygwin1.dll

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Tue Aug 31 23:49:00 GMT 1999

On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 09:07:58AM +0200, Rotter Klaus wrote:
>Chris Faylor wrote:
>>>Does the GPL really oblige me to make the source to the Cygnus tools
>>>available on my site - which isn't even up yet :-( - in order for me to
>>>distribute cygwin1.dll?
>>Unfortunately, the licensing of the Cygwin DLL does require this.  If you
>If I understand the GPL right, someone don't have to publish the source, instead
>if anyone requests the source, he has to give it away. This may include 
>sending the sources on CD-ROM and getting a copy fee. So I think there is no 
>problem just releasing your program in binary and only providing the source 
>for the program, not for the library.
>But this is only true if cygwin.dll is under GPL. Maybe cygnus used a modified one.

You have to be able to make the exact sources available that you used in exactly
the same way as you distribute your program.

-Chris Faylor
-Win32 Manager
-Cygnus Solutions

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