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Re: Cygwin library now available under GNU LGPL

On Jun 23 09:48, Warren Young wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2016, at 6:18 AM, Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> > 
> > From 2.5.2 onwards, the Cygwin DLL is now available under the GNU LGPL v3, rather
> > than the former GPLv3.
> I have mixed feelings about this.
> On the one hand, it means we get the same freedoms when deploying GCC-compiled software on Windows as on Linux, which feels inherently correct.
> On the other hand, I hope this means you get to remain employed.

Yes, no worries.

> Was this change in reaction to the âBash on Windowsâ announcement?

No.  The decision to make this change (or something along these lines)
precedes the MSFT announcement by a few months, albeit the when and how
were in limbo for quite some time.  Such a license change is an issue
which requires even lawyers to step very carefully :)


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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