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Cygwin and XEphem
- From: "Elwood C. Downey" <ecdowney at clearskyinstitute dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 23:12:45 -0600
- Subject: Cygwin and XEphem
I am still interested in using Cygwin to build the Windows edition of my
Astro program, XEphem. When I last approached Cygnus three years ago
they said this would cost me a one-time buy-out fee of $100,000 because
XEphem is not GPL. Nuts to that. But now I see that the Red Hat language
is not so strict. All it says now is:
"The GPL requires the source to any application built with the Cygwin
libraries must be distributed with the application."
Now this I can live with. I have always made the source to XEphem
available for download at no charge. Does this mean I can finally use
Cygwin without buying the outlandish buy-out license??
BTW: I am writing to you directly because my browser crashes when I try
to use the web page form to "Contact Sales".
Thanks for the latest scoop,
Elwood Downey, President/CEO, Clear Sky Institute Inc.
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