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From Alexei Kosut <ako...@leland.Stanford.EDU>
Subject Re: 2.0: process model design
Date Sun, 23 Nov 1997 04:07:49 GMT
On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, Brian Havard wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:12:03 -0800 (PST), Alexei Kosut wrote:
> 
> >On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, Brian Havard wrote:
> >
> >> Why not ditch MSC and use gcc for the Win32 port? I would think it would have
> >> been much easier in the first place, more like the OS/2 port. See
> >> http://www.cygnus.com/misc/gnu-win32/ if you don't know about it.
> 
> [...]
> 
> > "The Cygwin32 API library found in the winsup subdirectory of the source
> >  code is now also covered by the GNU GPL. Since by
> >  default all executables link against this library, programs compiled by
> >  the beta 17 tools will also have to be free software distributed
> >  under the GPL with source code available to all."
> 
> Eeek, I hadn't spotted that one. That makes the Cygwin gcc useless to a lot
> of people. OK, I withdraw the suggestion :(

Yeah. I recall that Cygnus will sell you a copy of Cygwin that's under the
GLPL instead of the GPL, which lets you include it in non-GPLed products.
I guess they have to make money somehow...

-- Alexei Kosut <akosut@stanford.edu> <http://www.stanford.edu/~akosut/>
   Stanford University, Class of 2001 * Apache <http://www.apache.org> *



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