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Re: Does GPL apply without Cygwin stub? [long and off-topic] (was Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey)
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Does GPL apply without Cygwin stub? [long and off-topic] (was Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey)
- From: "Suhaib M. Siddiqi" <Ssiddiqi@InspirePharm.Com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 18:19:46 -0500
- Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>>However, this does NOT mean that the cygwin1.dll they include is a
>>GPL'd product - you must treat it like any other proprietary software,
>>and neither copy nor redistribute it, nor use it for anything other
>>than running their applictions.
>Ergo, if you buy such a product, you MUST NOT run any other software
>loads the cygwin1.dll, because either you would be making their product
>load the GPL'd dll or your GPL software would be loading the license
This absolutely vague. If this is so, then why someone should buy that
>At least Big Blue thought at least this far and required you to rename
>trim out their C++ library DLLs for your products.
What does it mean?
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