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Re: [Patch]: Changes to how-programming.texinfo

On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 11:53:22AM -0700, Max Kaehn wrote:
>On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 14:30 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>IMO, if we need additional wording about licensing, it should reference
>>the web site.
>I'm concerned about that FAQ entry giving incomplete information

And, I'm always concerned about people who can't find any information unless
it is in in the FAQ.

>it's very clear about the default case of the GPL, but it doesn't
>mention the exceptions in the Cygwin license.  Would this work?

I'd rather not refer to this as "exceptions to the GPL requirement".  I
think that something along the lines of:

  Before you begin, note that Cygwin is licensed under the GNU GPL (as
  indeed are all other Cygwin-based libraries).  That means that if your
  code links against the cygwin dll (and if your program is calling
  functions from Cygwin, it must, as a matter of fact, be linked against
  it), and you are distributing binaries, the GPL, in general, applies to
  your source as well.  See for more
  details about the GPL and Cygwin's use of it.

would be preferable.  I'd like to get Corinna's take on this, however,
and that won't be happening for a week or so.


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