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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Apache 1.2.5 Win32 Platform Port Project (fwd)
Date Sat, 17 Jan 1998 11:46:25 GMT
Tim Hudson wrote:
> 
> > He sent me this on Thursday, but I haven't had time to respond yet.
> > I'll ask him to join the list.
> > > I have patched your orginal source code distribution of the 1.2.5
> > > release to Win32 platforms (Windows 95 & Windows NT) using Cygnus's C
> > > Development Kit (CDK)
> 
>     For those who don't know about the GNU Win32 stuff ... be warned that
> it is covered by the GPL and all applications that link to the runtime
> library must also covered by the GPL.
> 
>     The original GNU Win32 stuff did not have this restriction ... but that
> was changed almost a year ago so that basically only GPLd applications could
> use the infrastructure. I argued against this change at the time.
> 
> Quoting from http://www.cygnus.com/misc/gnu-win32/faq.html
> 
> >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.
> 
>     This is also detailed fairly clearly in:
>         http://www.cygnus.com/misc/gnu-win32/licensing.html
> 
>     So unless you write GPLd code it is unfortunately of little use ... which
> is quite a pity as 14 months ago it was looking like turing into something
> quite useful and usable.
> 
>     Note the "distributed under the GPL"
>               ^^^^^^^^^^^
> 
>     http://www.cygnus.com/misc/gnu-win32/

Am I understanding correctly that this means that compiling/linking
Apache using GNU Win32 is in breach of the GNU Win32 license?

Cheers,

ben.

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