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Re: Another GPL violation: Re: Minimalistic Build-Environmentforwin32 (~7.5MB)
- From: "roland" <for_spam at gmx dot de>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 00:06:57 +0100
- Subject: Re: Another GPL violation: Re: Minimalistic Build-Environmentforwin32 (~7.5MB)
ooops - what a thread :)
thanks - it was very interesting to see such different point of views.
As a resumee, I basically mostly agree with Pat:
>At issue here are people who distribute something for free along with
>Cygwin. They include full credit and links to the Cygwin source code,
>which is mirrored on dozens of sites. This may not comply with the
>letter of the GPL, but it surely complies with the spirit, so why not
>leave them alone?
>These people are contributing something to the world, only to have a
>bunch of ninnies harrass them, claiming their actions are analogous to
>running traffic lights on the way to work. This is absurd, and it
>contributes nothing to the general good.
This is closest, for what I think - I wanted to contribute something to the world.
I thought, it was ok what I did and I didn`t study the GPL in that detail. It would`t
have been a problem for me to redistribute the source, if I had that in mind when I
stripped and packaged the software.
On the other hand:
If everybody in the world would "interpret" the GPL for his own "interest" and nobody else
would complain - it would be worth nothing - indeed! The GPL has to be respected.
For that reason i have disabled the binary download until I find some time to fix the
Please don`t see this as a "following your demand" - see this more as my personal "obeisance"
to the GPL ;)
but for all that .... cygwin rulez :)
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