ITP: graphviz (and doxygen?)

Hack Kampbjorn
Fri Sep 26 20:49:00 GMT 2003

Jörg Schaible wrote:
> Hack Kampbjorn wrote on Thursday, September 25, 2003 9:04 PM:
>> Gareth Pearce wrote:
>>> For reference: 
>> I could not find the license under OSD Approved Licenses. And it's way too
>> longer to get an idea about it without spending several hours with a lawyer
>> 8-(
> Not beeing a lawyer either, AT&T points out the difference to other Open
> Source licenses and it remembers me strongly at Cygwin's own policy (only
> that AT&T wants to have any rights on the patches). Since it compiles OOTB
> anyway and you do not have to change anything and the distribution of source
> is provided by Cygwin's setup, I cannot see any basic difference to other OS
> licenses. To get an agreement recipiants of the package is problematic for
> any license, according to German law someone must have read the license
> always *before* installation to bound to it (at least this is the general
> direction) ... would be quite unhandy for distributions <g>

You forget about the cygwin stub lib that is part of any cygwin executable or 
dll. This converts any exe or dll file we distribute under setup to be GPL 
unless they are under Red Hat's exemption to OpenSource software. We cannot 
change graphviz' license to GPL, only AT&T can (and they do if they distribute a 
cygwin executable 8-)
> Regards, Jörg

Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards

Hack Kampbjørn

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