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

Suhaib M. Siddiqi Ssiddiqi@InspirePharm.Com
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

>> 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
>> load the GPL'd dll or your GPL software would be loading the license
>> restricted dll.
>Since Windows checks the directory the executable runs from before the
>PATH, this shouldn't be a problem if the dll is stored with the
>executable and you manage your path properly.  Yes, I know it doesn't
>always work that way.  If you have two cygwin1.dlls in your PATH and
>they're incompatible, you might have other problems anyway.

Is this GLD or GPL-jokes?
If so, one will be better of not using any software.  GPL licensing from
GNU is a mess anyway.

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