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Re: Question about cygwin License

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 05:36:03PM -0400, Bill C. Riemers wrote:
>Depending on the country you are distributing in, so long as you don't
>actually distribute the cygwin.dll with your application, this may be
>classified as "Fair Use".  You'll have to consultant an attorney as "Fair
>use" varies both by country and state.  Some countries don't have a fair use
>clause for proprietary code.
>That aside, a fairly common workaround to the GPL is to publish LGPL
>interface code.  You then link to the LGPL code instead of to Cygwin
>directly.  RedHat can not argue this is disallowed, since they explicitly
>allow "ANY" open source as a section 10 exclusion.

Read the section again.  There is no guarantee that the LGPL qualifies.

>The CYGWIN distribution itself contains many packages which are open
>source, but are not GPL.  That includes most of the libraries your code
>links to when you compile under cygwin.
>Of course another option is to pay them the money...

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