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

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Mon Oct 12 08:51:07 CEST 2009

Hi Karl!
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...

Alexander Cherepanov

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