[tex-live] Sources for cygwin1.dll etc.?

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Mon Oct 12 00:08:45 CEST 2009

Hi Karl!
On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 16:25:31 -0500, karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

>     There are some general purpose libraries like cygwin1.dll in the 
>     repository. What about their sources? 
> I believe all of them are GPLv2-or-later, with the exception of 
> poppler,

cygwin1.dll seems to be under GPLv2 also, 
http://cygwin.com/licensing.html reads:

  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify 
  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as 
  published by the Free Software Foundation version 2 of the License.

> for which I committed the source a few days ago. Therefore I am 
> taking advantage of the clause in GPLv3 which allows specifying 
> network locations instead of including all the actual sources for 
> all those massive libraries.

I fear that even one library under GPLv2 brings all the program under 
GPLv2 so full sources must be present.

Alexander Cherepanov

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