Cygwin license

Gernot Heiser gernot@zuse.disy.cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Tue Mar 16 02:42:00 GMT 1999

>>>>> "DD" == DJ Delorie <> writes:

>> However, we can, of course, not relax Stanford's restrictions on
>> commercial use without their agreement (which seems unlikely). Hence we
>> fear that we might be technically in breach of your license if we link
>> SimOS against your library, even though we feel that we would be
>> adhering to the spirit of it.

DD> You could get a commercial license for cygwin, which would allow you
DD> to choose a more restrictive license for SimOS, but then not allow the
DD> resulting program to be used commercially.

Yes, but $8k for a license just to produce code we give away freely to
students, and while following the spirit (if not the letter) of the
license seems a bit overdone.

DD> Have you considered djgpp, which has exceptions in its runtime license
DD> to allow for proprietary programs under some circumstances?

Looked at it, but most likely it won't support a smooth port.

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