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RE: Cygwin and XEphem
- From: "Elwood C. Downey" <ecdowney at ClearSkyInstitute dot com>
- To: "Robinow, David" <drobinow at dayton dot adroit dot com>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:55:04 -0600 (CST)
- Subject: RE: Cygwin and XEphem
On Jan 16, 2002 09:30 Robinow, David wrote:
> Terms: This source code is available without charge. You may modify it for
> your personal use but you may not distribute your changes nor use any
> portion (original or modified) in other programs without prior permission
> from us.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elwood C. Downey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 12:13 AM
> To: email@example.com
> 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??
You are quoting the XEphem license back to me. What is your point?
Elwood Downey, President/CEO, Clear Sky Institute Inc.
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