[ANN] Cygwin DEV survey

DJ Delorie dj@delorie.com
Sun Mar 7 17:13:00 GMT 1999

> And what about the binary ONLY distribution of Qt and xforms within SuSE
> 6.0, are they violation GPL hence?!

The GPL allows *aggregates* of software in a single distribution.  You
could put the Linux kernel and Microsoft Office on the same CD and it
wouldn't matter.  The GPL applies to applications, not the media they
are distributed on.

The reason I specified full sources for all application is because
when you build an application with cygwin, the resulting binary always
includes sources from cygwin (namely, the startup code and import
library stubs), so all applications thus compiled must be distributed
under the terms of the GPL.

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