Is Cygwin legal under Windows XP?

Gary R. Van Sickle
Sun Apr 21 17:05:00 GMT 2002

> The following excerpt is from Brian Livingston's 'Windows Manager'
> column, 18Mar2002:
> I'm wondering if, in addition to possibly forbidding the use of VNC,
> this might also forbid installing Cygwin on WinXP and then using a
> remote connection to the WinXP PC with Cygwin's telnetd, rlogind,
> rshd, sshd or any X-Windows type of interface, unless you also have
> a WinXP license for the computer at the other end of the connection.
> I know this might be considered OT, but I thought it was worth
> raising the issue.

The following excerpt is from a speech delivered by John Patrick Henry to the
Second Virginia Convention, convened at St. John's Church in Richmond, on March
23, 1775:

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains
and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take;
but as for me, give me Cygwin or give me death!"

To the best of my recollection anyway.

Gary R. Van Sickle
Brewer.  Patriot.
"The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come."

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