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Re: Distribution of cygwin (free and commercial)
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:55:53 -0400
- Subject: Re: Distribution of cygwin (free and commercial)
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 07:20:47PM +0200, Hans Kaiser wrote:
>I have read the "FAQ suggestion", and I wanted to open a new thread about
>the possible distribution of cygwin. (I cannot access the old thread)
>Before I start, I want you to check what happened to Eclipse, KDE, Gnome,
>7-zip and so on. Really many, many people are using the software because it
>is freely available and distributable!
>If you are afraid of commercial distributions, restrict a commercial
>distribution in the license.
>Anyway I think it should be technically possible to give cygwin some start
>parameters there you could easily switch between different locations. (e.g.
>a parameter with a different registry-root or some parameters with the
>needed mount-points.) Have I got it?
I think you need to do some research on what "Cygwin" means. What would
you be giving these parameters to? You don't give parameters to a dll
and you don't give parameters to a distribution. If you mean give
parameters to the .bat file which starts a shell, then, yes, that's
feasible but I don't see how it would solve much.
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