Cygwin Commerial License?
qqi at world.std.com
Tue Jan 11 02:58:05 UTC 2000
On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Smith, Gene wrote:
> Excuse me if this question has already been asked on the mailing list but I
> don't remember seeing it discussed while scanning through the archives.
> I am trying to decide on an environment for developing a possibly
> closed-source commercial application using rtems. Currently, at work, I
> only have a 95/NT system. I noticed that quite a few rtems users use CYGWIN
> for development on NT. The cygnus website says that commercial (closed
> source) applications require a commercial cygwin license. I assume a
> commercial cygwin license is required for closed-source NT embedded
> development also?
I suppose that it is related to linking in cygwin libs. I suppose that
as long as you are using cygwin to host tools (e.g. for cross
development) there is no licensing involved.
> Alternatively, I could setup a linux box at work to do the development
> without cygwin.
It will well paid off by lesser hassle and faster builds.
> I assume it is acceptable to create a closed-source
> commercial application using gnu tools, newlib and rtems in a linux
As long as you do not use nay GPL'ed code.
> Is my understanding of these issues correct?
It seems like mainly correct statement.
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