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RE: Cygwin and XEphem

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-----Original Message-----
From: Elwood C. Downey []
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 12:13 AM
Subject: Cygwin and XEphem

Hello Chris,

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??

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