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Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey

---Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 1999 at 12:33:11AM +0100, Stipe Tolj wrote:
> >As you mentioned in an later mail, RedHat and SuSE are themselves
> >distributed under GPL, but they had (in some cases even still do)
> >distribute software which sources are not freely available, think
of Qt
> >from Troll Tech or the famous XForms lib.
> This is possible to do with linux.  It isn't possible with cygwin.
> If a program is built using the cygwin stub library (-lcygwin) it
> be GPLed.  This is not an optional thing.  It's a legal requirement.
> This is, of course, not the case for either the linux kernel or the
> linux C library.

Which is the reason for the birth of Mingw32.

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