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

Henry J. Cobb hcobb@telegenisys.com
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 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 that
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.

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


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