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RE: GPL & Copyrights

i read it, i just wanted to be sure.
I am not looking for trouble, so i thought i might post ist here to be 1000%
Thx for your feedback!


>-----Original Message-----
>From: []On Behalf
>Of Christopher Faylor
>Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 2:18 AM
>Subject: Re: GPL & Copyrights
>On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 11:16:16PM +0100, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>>On Sun, 11 May 2003, Mario Ohnewald wrote:
>>>I would like to use cygwin (Xfree) to work with a tool which i am gonna
>>>code.  Cygwin will be the basement of the whole project.  Is it legal
>>>to put cygwin into this project package?  I am not gonna change or
>>>touch the actual code/files from cygwin.  As i know i can do this,
>>>cause i do not change or sell it in any way.  My Project is going to be
>>>open and unter the GPL, too.
>>This page (<>) on the Cygwin web site
>>pretty much says it all.  In a nut shell, if you distribute Cygwin or
>>Cygwin packages (from the net release) you must provide sources with
>>the accompanying binaries.
>Thank you.  One would have to wonder why this is such an incredibly hard
>concept for so many people to comprehend.
>Note that the XFree86 binaries have their own license.
>In general, if you are going to be using someone else's code you should
>familiarize yourself thoroughly with the licensing of said code.  That's
>just good sense.  I wouldn't recommend just listening to the email
>voices, even mine (the head of the cygwin project, if not the
>cygwin/xfree project).  It really really pays to understand what you're
>doing so that you can confidently use the software and know what you're
>getting into.
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