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Re: [DotGNU]PNet 0.6.4 - Windows package

From: Norbert Bollow
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]PNet 0.6.4 - Windows package
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 14:48:44 +0100 (CET)

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Christopher Faylor <address@hidden> wrote:

> The GPL doesn't say "If everyone else is doing it then it's
> ok to bypass the intent of the license"

According to its preamble, the intent of the GNU GPL is to
"guarantee" the "freedom to share and change free software".

I don't see how this freedom can possibly have been endangered
by anyone who distributes a cygwin1.dll that has been build
from the -widely available- released sources.  But anyway, we
like the GPL, and we're happy to uphold it in every respect.

> We're just asking that you make sources available when you
> provide the binary.

Well I'd say that it was a bit unfortunate that you bugged the
wrong person about this... I'm the one who operates the server
where the binary package is made available to the general public,
and hence I think I'm the person to bug about any problems with
missing source code tarballs.

Full source code (not only of cygwin, but -according to my
best knowledge- also of everything else that is needed to build
that installer package) is available from that server too.

Greetings, Norbert.

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