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Re: Licensing for academic computer labs at a university (and setup.exe suggestions)
On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:45:17AM -0500, Scott Copus wrote:
>Bill C. Riemers wrote:
>>Actually, if the are university computers, then only university needs
>>to have access to the source. The GPL only requires that if you are
>>distribute the binaries, that you also distribute the source. It says
>>nothing about providing source for your own computers. That is true
>>for both an individual and an institution. However, if students are
>>allowed to copy the Cygwin distribution off the computers then they
>>need to have access to the source. A single network shared directory
>>would be sufficient for normal sized computer lab, since few of the
>>students would want to download a more than one or two source packages.
>Are you saying that it's possible to put a "readme" notice somewhere on
>the workstation that tells students if they want the source code to any
>or all Cygwin packages, just "go see this person" or "go to this URL
>(internal to the university of course)" or something equivalent?
Let me again *strongly* suggest that you investigate the GPL FAQ
(http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-08/msg01154.htmlj and that you consult a
lawyer. At the very least you could ask for a ruling from the FSF on
this GPL issue.
Cygwin Project Manager
Red Hat, Inc.
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