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Re: Is it free to use

On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 12:32:17AM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>Brian Dessent wrote:
>>The part that causes it to become GPL'd is the linking to cygwin1.dll, 
>>not the fact that Cygwin's gcc is used. If you use Cygwin's gcc in 
>>mingw mode then your program does not need cygwin1.dll and the program 
>>may be released under any license you choose, assuming there are no 
>>other GPL libraries to which you link. 
>That was my assumption. The parts I was a little skeptical about was: 1) 
>whether using mingw was also GPL

In that case you should be checking with the mingw web page.

I also have to wonder how, as a long time reader of this list, you could
*possibly* have missed the tedious discussion on this point that crops up
on an almost weekly basis.


(Now someone will follow up with a clarifying thread saying something like:

"Good point but what cgf meant by "weekly basis" is that people talk
about this every seven days."

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