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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@lnd.com>
Subject RE: Cygnus / cvs commit: apache-1.3/STATUS
Date Sun, 11 Jun 2000 17:43:27 GMT
> From: rbb@covalent.net [mailto:rbb@covalent.net]
> Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2000 12:26 AM
> 
> > > > > We required GPL'ed libraries to build with Cygnus' tools, so we
> > > > > can't distribute that build environment.  Although, I believe 
> > > > > there is a link from the web site to Cygnus so that users can 
> > > > > grab everything needed.
> > > > 
> > > > Urm - last time I looked, we couldn't distribute MSVC either :-)
> > > 
> > > I'm not sure if Ryan was trying to say this or not :), but the problem
> > > was that the free version of Cygwin was completely GPLed, including
> > > the POSIX emulation code, so any resulting binaries would be GPLed as
> > > well. Or something like that.
> > 
> > Is this a final determination that we should remove that 
> port from STATUS?
> > Not that I'm advocating it... just trying to pare down the list...
> 
> Yes.  We have reviewed this port in the past, and it's license is not
> compatable with ours.  This should be removed from the STATUS 
> file.  But we also need to make sure that we have a link to the cygnus 
> stuff from the webpage.

If someone will post a paragraph introducing the cygnus port, I would be
happy to get that included in the windows.html and readme-win.txt files
as an alternative implementation... but I have -no- details about that
port.  

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