[ANN] Cygwin DEV survey

DJ Delorie dj@delorie.com
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

> > Besides, it doesn't matter if it's easy or not.  The GPL is a legal ...
> of course you are right. But this may be considered as an optimal
> solution that doesn't match reality in some cases, like normal life
> doesn't.

Yup.  For a lot of people it's not practical to write a custom license
for a package.  The GPL is a good license for a lot of situations, and
it's been thoroughly reviewed by lawyers already, so a lot of people
just adopt it as-is.  Unfortunately, a lot of people adopt it without
fully understanding it.  That doesn't mean that you can ignore it
because it's inconvenent.

> In my opinion not a very representative example for our aims :)

No, but one example is enough to explain the GPL.

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