[Patch]: Changes to how-programming.texinfo

Max Kaehn slothman@electric-cloud.com
Fri Jul 15 19:25:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 15:08 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 11:53:22AM -0700, Max Kaehn wrote:
> >I'm concerned about that FAQ entry giving incomplete information
> And, I'm always concerned about people who can't find any information unless
> it is in in the FAQ.

Think of how much time it could save you to not have to answer
questions about contradictions between the FAQ and the Cygwin
license. :-)

> I'd rather not refer to this as "exceptions to the GPL requirement".  I
> think that something along the lines of:
>   Before you begin, note that Cygwin is licensed under the GNU GPL (as
>   indeed are all other Cygwin-based libraries).  That means that if your
>   code links against the cygwin dll (and if your program is calling
>   functions from Cygwin, it must, as a matter of fact, be linked against
>   it), and you are distributing binaries, the GPL, in general, applies to
>   your source as well.  See http://cygwin.com/licensing.html for more
>   details about the GPL and Cygwin's use of it.
> would be preferable.  I'd like to get Corinna's take on this, however,
> and that won't be happening for a week or so.

Sounds good.

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