[ANN] Cygwin DEV survey

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

On Mon, Mar 08, 1999 at 12:33:11AM +0100, Stipe Tolj wrote:
>As you mentioned in an later mail, RedHat and SuSE are themselves
>distributed under GPL, but they had (in some cases even still do)
>distribute software which sources are not freely available, think of Qt
>from Troll Tech or the famous XForms lib.

This is possible to do with linux.  It isn't possible with cygwin.

If a program is built using the cygwin stub library (-lcygwin) it *must*
be GPLed.  This is not an optional thing.  It's a legal requirement.

This is, of course, not the case for either the linux kernel or the
linux C library.


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