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Re: licensing NOT clear for me
- To: DJ Delorie <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: licensing NOT clear for me
- From: Charles Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 15:29:24 -0500
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DJ Delorie wrote:
> > Finally, a definition of what is needed!! I've heard of winsup,
> > newlib and libiberty; but, what is toplevel? Is there a download
> > available of toplevel?
> toplevel is a couple of scripts and the top-level Makefile and such.
> Basically, all the sources that weren't in a subdirectory when I broke
> them up. All these modules are in cygwin-b20/src-by-top-dir on the
> ftp sites.
Here is the index.txt file from
This directory contains the minimum cygwin sourcecode to comply with the
GPL. Since executables with dll's are considered a single program, and
since the cygwin dll is under the GPL, if I want to distribute compiled
applications that use the cygwin dll, I am required to place my
application under the GPL. In order to comply with this, not only do I
have to provide the sources to my application, but also I must provide
the sources for the cygwin dll that I used.
Now, I don't really expect anyone to download this stuff - it's much
easier to get the full sources for the entire cygwin *environment*
directly from Cygnus (http://sourceware.cygnus.com/cygwin) rather than
just the sources for the cygwin dll and its immediate dependencies which
I provide here. In addition, if you go to the Cygnus website, you can get
a nicely packaged, precompiled version of the entire cygwin
*environment*, which includes lots of nice extras.
index.txt this file
file_select.diff Sergey Okhapkin's patch(1) for coolview winsup
mixed-case.diff Sergey Okhapkin's patch(2) for coolview winsup
libiberty.tar.bz2 original cygwin sourcecode
newlib.tar.bz2 original cygwin sourcecode
toplevel.tar.bz2 original cygwin sourcecode
winsup.tar.bz2 original cygwin sourcecode
winsup-coolview.tar.bz2 winsup sources, modified using Sergey's patches
Since I built the binaries on my ftp server using the coolview
(post-20.1) dll, does this directory satisfy the requirements of the GPL
wrt cygwin-based programs (provided I also supply the source for the
specific programs, of course) ?
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