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Re: License question about Cygwin
On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Cary Lewis wrote:
> > As the Cygwin.dll is licensed under GPL, any "Program" that links to it must
> > be released under GPL as well.
> Under section 10 of the GPL, if the "program" is OSD compatible then the
> "program" is not auto-GPL'd.
> > 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 That source can not be published (I don't even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.
> Are these DLL's Cygwin DLL's ? i.e. not native Windows DLL's.
> > 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
> > proprietary libraries.
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