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Re: redistributing cygwin1.dll
On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 12:12:17AM -0400, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
I am not going to let myself be drawn down this rat hole again.
I said that I would research this GPL thing back in March and I sent the
results of the research to the mailing list in a clearly labelled
message. I have no intention of doing research to find a URL. I've
verified that it was actually sent in my personal archives.
I also have no intention of rationalizing why I am trying to be
consistent in enforcing the license and I have no intention of
discussing your psychological suppositions as to why I do what I do.
On rereading my GPL clarification email I can see that I didn't take
my own advice when responding to the email that started this thread.
"We should try to be non-confrontational when we bring issues to the
attention of the well-meaning people who think they are open source
advocates if they provide our binaries on their site.'
I don't think I was particularly confrontational when I suggested that
including the sources was required but I was when responding to the
typical response to that suggestion.
I can't guarantee that I won't be annoyed in the future by having to
explain this YA but I'll try to remember to keep the non-confrontational
aspect of the response in mind and reign in my distaste for this
particular part of my cygwin maintainership duties. Strangely, this
part of cygwin maintainership is not even a volunteer effort. Both
Corinna and I have an obligation to Red Hat to see that the Cygwin
license is enforced.
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