[tex-live] Sources for cygwin1.dll etc.?
cherepan at mccme.ru
Mon Oct 12 08:51:07 CEST 2009
On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 17:20:12 -0500, karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:
> cygwin1.dll seems to be under GPLv2 also,
> http://cygwin.com/licensing.html reads:
> It is crazy that cygwin is GPLv2-only!!
Just to be clear, it's under GPLv2+exception. The mentioned page says
that libcygwin.a/cygwin1.dll itself is under GPLv2 (so its sources should
be provided, that was my point) but -- the exceptin -- it doesn't
bring a linked program under GPL if the program is under a license
which complies with the Open Source Definition. OSD-freeness should
not be a problem for texlive programs after DFSG- and FSF- ones but
this could be another can of worms...
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