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From Joe Orton <...@light.plus.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3 STATUS
Date Sun, 22 Oct 2000 10:30:43 GMT
On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 05:18:58AM +0100, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 01:49:52PM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> > >        * Stipe Tolj's Cygwin32 port
> > >    	PR#: 2936
> > >   -        Status: Lars +1 (on concept), Martin +1 (on concept), Ken +1 (concept)
> > >   +        Status: Lars +1 (on concept), Martin +1 (on concept), Ken +1 (concept),
> > >   +                Jim +1 (concept)
> > 
> > Then would somebody commit the thing already :-?
> 
> IIRC, there were GPL-ickynesses involved. Cygwin and its libraries
> (without a purchased license) was GPLed, and people were worried that
> there would be viral effects.

It looks like there is an exception in the Cygwin license, so that you
can link any "Open Source" application against the library, and not have
to GPL the application itself:

http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/licensing.html

Regards,

joe

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