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Re: cygwin license with windows apps?
On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 10:33:09AM -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
>> * In message <email@example.com>
>> * On the subject of "cygwin license with windows apps?"
>> * Sent on Fri, 20 Jun 2003 09:19:59 -0500
>> * Honorable firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> If you use gcc in the cygwin environment to build a windows
>> app and link against the windows dll's (using -mnocygwin
>> option), does this still fall under the GPL, even though you
>> aren't depending on the cygwin dll?
>No, no more than a program built on linux with gcc and glibc;
>you can distribute it under any license you want.
1) If you are truly not using the cygwin DLL (and this mailing
list has demonstrated time and again that just -mno-cygwin is
not sufficient as many clever people go out of their way to
include cygwin libraries along with -mno-cygwin) then the program
is not GPL encumbered.
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