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Re: another cygwin using program...
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 02:12:46 -0400
- Subject: Re: another cygwin using program...
- References: <F262ABqjxnjo1PzBBWY00008bdf@hotmail.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 06:02:55AM +0000, Gareth Pearce wrote:
>>> > > http://freeware.teledanmark.no/identd/
>>> > > uses cygwin1.dll - and might not be providing source ... I
>>> > > cant find it...
>>> >You didn't look very hard. Source is included in the same
>>> >archive as the executable.
>>> cygwin1.dll source to be specific
>>Sorry. That wasn't clear.
>>> I did indeed find the source to identd in the obvious place.
>>Yep. And they point to Cygwin, but thier alternate site for Cygwin has the
>>old B20 version. Will thier code build against the current version of the
>>DLL? If not, they aren't in compliance with the GPL.
>previous mailing list discussions on this topic state that if they
>distribute the cygwin1.dll, they have to distribute the source code for that
You are correct, sir.
>So either way its a violation. (ie linking isnt good enough, according to
>previous discussions) - I am still in digital unix at uni so i have no idea
>if it compiles with current cygwin, anyway.
>But, it was a headsup, not a 'i am deeply concerned about this' or I would
>of emailed the person responsible for the web site in the first place. If i
>was one of the cygwin developers, maybe i would feel differently, but as a
>user headsup is enough from me.
Yep. I wouldn't want to subject a user to the pain of sending this kind of
email. Seriously. It's never fun.
I'll probably send something off as soon as I can ensure that my spirit is
pure and my will is strong.
Thanks for the heads up. It is appreciated. Keem em coming.
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