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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 []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 12:13 AM
> To:
> 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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