Cygwin license

Bartlee Anderson banders@EC.Rockwell.COM
Tue Mar 16 09:04:00 GMT 1999

Couldn't you just make instructions for the students to compile and link
and therefore not distribute your code linked with cygwin.
I think this falls under fair use... but I'm not a lawyer, I just think it
right, not that that ever means anything if you do have to talk to a lawyer!

Gernot Heiser wrote:

> >>>>> "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.
> Gernot
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