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Re: Commercial corporate usage of cygwin.
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 12:24:30 -0400
- Subject: Re: Commercial corporate usage of cygwin.
- References: <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 01:58:23PM +0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Sorry for inconvenience.
>I have a question about cygwin distribution. As I understood Cygwin is
>a freeware product and I mustn't pay anything for it. But I don't find
>anything about corporate commercial usage. I am going to use cigwin
>for software development in my firm. Should I pay for such cigwin
Cygwin is not a freeware product. Cygwin is a Free Software project,
covered by the GPL. http://cygwin.com/license.html has the licensing
If you are going to be using cygwin to produce commercial applications
you must include the source code to your application and possibly to the
cygwin DLL when you distribute the product. If this is unacceptable
then, yes, you do have to pay for alternate licensing. The link "Red
Hat Cygwin Product" at http://cygwin.com/ has details on who to contact
if you want that.
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