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Re: Absolute paths generated by libtool.

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Absolute paths generated by libtool.
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 06:54:59 -0700
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According to Bob Rossi on 11/15/2006 6:51 AM:
>> cross-compiling them from cygwin.  Or consider making your project depend
>> on cygwin in the first place; since cygwin tends to be the more POSIX-like
>> environment, the port from Unix to cygwin is easier.
> Watch out. I _think_ if you do this it'll force your project to be
> licensed under the GPL.

Not quite.  However, it IS true that if your program links against
cygwin1.dll, AND you distribute it, you must EITHER provide it under an
open source license (GPL being one of the acceptable licenses, but other
open licenses work as well), OR you must buy a cygwin license from Red
Hat.  Hence one of the reasons that mingw is still popular, because it
breaks the dependency on cygwin1.dll, thus allowing non-open source
models.  But the cygwin-licensing list is probably a better place to
discuss this aspect.

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