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Re: cygwin compiled on Linux for Wiindows
- From: Bobby McNulty <bobbymcn at bellsouth dot net>
- To: Jani tiainen <redetin at luukku dot com>
- Cc: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 03:08:16 -0500
- Subject: Re: cygwin compiled on Linux for Wiindows
- References: <414CD4D9.firstname.lastname@example.org> <414D1A36.email@example.com>
Jani tiainen wrote:
Bobby McNulty Junior wrote:Its a hobby. I was wondering if I needed a copyright assignment to work
on the dll
I'm build Cygwin on Linux. This will be transfered to Windows.
In other other words, guys, I'm back to pragramming for Cygwin.
Do I have to turn in a copyright assignment? i don't work for a
company. I'm freelance.
This is my hobby.
Where these started to came from..?
Don't confuse copyright and license. They are two different subjects
and partly different laws applies to them, copyright is covered by
copyright laws, license is basically contract between you and other
people and is covered by contract (or similiar) laws.
If you compile it under Cygwin _and_ link your app against _any_ GPL
library (including cygwin1.dll in Windoze) your application license
must be GPL. You still hold copyright for your original work (and your
later modifications) and thus can do anything with that piece of code
eg. there is some examples (like MySQL) that uses dual licensing, one
which is GPL and one commercial.
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