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Re: Possible GPL Violation
On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:55:22PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 03:35:33AM -0000, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> >>I am sending you this e-mail because I was given your URL in passing,
> >>and found that you are distributing Cygwin amongst other Cygwin-linked
> >>utilities <http://hot.ee/tar/?l=/tar/download/>, but there is no URL
> >>for the corresponding source code.
> >>I see mentions of the GPL on your site, so I'm guessing you are aware
> >>that you are *required* by the GPL to distribute source code for such
> >Apologies to everyone for the imminent flaming.
> That's ok. I'm giving you another gold star for doing this despite the
> possibility of someone calling you names, suggesting that you're wasting
> your time, and reminding you that you're not a lawyer and so have no
> right to an opinion. That takes some courage.
While I agree, doesn't it make more sense to contact people off-list first?
If this was gpl at gnu dot org or something I'd understand, but really other than us
being fellow Cygwin users what does it have to do with the cygwin@ list?
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