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License question about Cygwin
- From: Cary Lewis <clewis at mobilecom dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:23:43 -0400
- Subject: License question about Cygwin
As the Cygwin.dll is licensed under GPL, any "Program" that links to it must
be released under GPL as well.
My question is, what if the "Program" also links to proprietary .dlls that
are authored by someone else. That source can not be published (I don't even
have access to it). Furthermore these .dlls are not freely available.
Does that mean that even if I publish all of my source code, I would still
be violating the GPL because I couldn't publish the source code to the
Thanks for any help.
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