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Re: cygwin.dll license (was Re: FreeQt ?)

> I just brought this up, since it was my understanding that if you
> want to write a commercial program (ie. not under the GPL), and
> link it against cygwin.dll, you've got to pay Cygnus $$$.  Not all
> that different than the restrictions on Qt, really.

Actually, it is different. GPL-ed software gives you the right to
change the source, and gives you right to link other GPL-ed software
to it on all platforms.

Debian doesn't presently have a rule against libraries that pass the
GPL infection, although we prefer to avoid them.


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