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Re: GNU Win32? Not anymore.

On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Jim Pick wrote:

> But it's just another example of a potentially really good Free 
> Software project going private.  It's also a bit disturbing that
> they prefer to issue a license like this, when they are such large
> contributors to the GNU toolset.  

I didn't know that Cygnus's main market was in embedded systems, now that
I do I can see exactly why they placed a license like that on the

Quite simply, the embedded market is very cut throat, some of the
companies they are competing with (Wind River esp) are large and getting
larger -- if they are basically violating the spirit of the GPL then
Cygnus isn't going to have much luck competing against them.


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