Does GPL apply without Cygwin stub? [long and off-topic] (was Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey)

Suhaib M. Siddiqi Ssiddiqi@InspirePharm.Com
Mon Mar 8 15:02:00 GMT 1999

>>However, this does NOT mean that the cygwin1.dll they include is a
>>GPL'd product - you must treat it like any other proprietary software,
>>and neither copy nor redistribute it, nor use it for anything other
>>than running their applictions.
>Ergo, if you buy such a product, you MUST NOT run any other software
>loads the cygwin1.dll, because either you would be making their product
>load the GPL'd dll or your GPL software would be loading the license
>restricted dll.

This absolutely vague.  If this is so, then why someone should buy that

>At least Big Blue thought at least this far and required you to rename
>trim out their C++ library DLLs for your products.

What does it mean?

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