Help! Need B.20.1 src

Christopher Faylor
Sun Jan 23 04:45:00 GMT 2005

On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 05:17:44PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
>John Mellor wrote:
>>Correct me if I'm mistaken, but if I'm going to make a few dollars off
>>of a non-free something that links in an open source library, I need to
>>provide the source for the open-source parts with the product, or fall
>>afoul of the LGPL.  So, to make everybody happy, I believe that all I
>>need to add, is to provide the source for cygwin1.dll to the Customer.
>I don't know if the ancient Bxx series was LGPL, but the current Cygwin
>source is GPL which means you must provide not only the Cygwin DLL
>source but also all the source of your app that links to it.
>There is a mailing list to discuss this: cygwin-licensing at cygwin dot

I think that cygwin has been GPL since early 1997.

So, you're right.  I can't believe I missed this.  Anything that uses the
Cygwin DLL is GPLed.


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