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Re: standalone cygwin programs that use "/tmp" don't work

On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 11:06:18AM +1200, John R. McPherson wrote:
>On Sat, Aug 24, 2002 at 01:49:11PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Any news here?
>> cgf
>> On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 12:47:50PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> >On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 07:44:10PM +1200, John R. McPherson wrote:
>> >>> If you are distributing GPLed binaries like the cygwin DLL, tar, wget,
>> >>> etc.  you need to also make the source code available.  It doesn't
>> >>> matter that the source code is available elsewhere on the web.
>> >Let me restate it:  You can't rely on the fact that the source code
>> >is "freely available".  As I mentioned, that won't be the case for long
>> >with cygwin 1.3.10.
>> >
>> >My suggestion would be to just make the source code available and
>> >include a line that says "Please don't use this.  It is just here for
>> >GPL compliance." or something like that.
>I've made our maintainer aware of the issue, and I think our plan is
>to have a statement both on our website and within our source tarball
>that if people want the source code to the cygwin binaries we provide
>in our windows binary distribution (which we will explicitly mention
>package names and versions) then we will provide them with the source
>to those versions if they contact us. I'll make sure that this is
>included when he releases the next version. I hope this is an
>acceptable solution to our oversight.

It sounds like it is to me, yes.

Thanks very much for the update.


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