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Re: Licensing terms
On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 08:52:31AM -0400, Clark, Matthew C (FL51) wrote:
> I'm looking for a little clarification about the GPL that covers
> cygwin, specifically the gcc compiler. I used to be under the
> impression that if I modified something covered by the GPL (such as
> a linux module, or a cygwin tool), then I'd have to make the changes
> public. Now it seems that even if I just use/link a GPL'ed object,
> such as libcygwin.a, I have to make any and all source code I might
> have compiled under cygwin's gcc open source. Is this correct?
> If so, is this specific to cygwin or GPL in general and when
> did this happen?
Basically you'll have to release the sources of applications linked
against Cygwin. Except when
- you never release the application since you're using it only
internally in your office or so. That's the trivial case.
- you purchase a special Cygwin license from Red Hat. For a
one time fee per project you may distribute also proprietary
software linked against Cygwin.
Visit http://www.redhat.com/products/support/cygwin/ for more
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