Question on Cygwin User Tool licensing

David M. J. Saslav
Wed Dec 1 06:01:00 GMT 1999

I have two questions:


Company builds and ships a set of Unix command line tools as Unix shell
scripts alongside a proprietary server product.
Company ports server product to Windows NT and ships that too, but
chooses not to convert the Unix shell scripts into .BAT file
Customers with Win32 shell emulation environments (MKS toolkit or Cygwin
user tools) have no problem invoking and using the Unix shell scripts
"as is" from NT workstations.


1) In the case of Cygwin User tools, does this sort of use require
purchase or licensing of the Cygwin User tools on the part of the

2) What licensing terms govern the Company's use within their training
facilities for installing and using the Cygwin user tools alongside the
command line tools and the server product?

David Saslav, Bldg 400, Room 580
Senior Product Manager                        Tel: (650) 506-6969
Oracle Internet Directory                       Fax: (650) 506-7221                         Directory
Infrastructure Group     Server Technologies Division

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