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Cygwin now licensed under GPLv3+
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:14:44 +0200
- Subject: Cygwin now licensed under GPLv3+
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Hi Cygwin friends and users,
I'm happy to announce that, effective immediately, Red Hat has
relicensed Cygwin from "GNU Public License version 2" (GPLv2) to
"GNU Public License version 3 or later" (GPLv3+).
The Open Source Licensing Exception persists, as well as the
availability of the Cygwin Alternative License, as described on
This shouldn't affect a lot of you, but if you're concerned that this
change in the Cygwin license might affect you and your projects, see
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ in the first place. You can also ask
questions on the cygwin or cygwin-licensing mailing list, but be aware
that we can't give valid legal advice. It's always better to ask
a lawyer who's specialized in licensing questions.
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