Wed May 20 12:05:47 CEST 2015
On 05/20/2015 12:58 PM, Jani Hakala wrote:
> Loïc Hoguin <essen@REDACTED> writes:
>> Now Erlang compiles on Cygwin... but produces the win32 target. Which
>> brings me to the main subject of this email: what would it involve to
>> make Erlang work on Cygwin? Considering Cygwin is a mix of Windows and
>> Linux it's probably just about enabling one or another piece of code,
>> or is it?
> Cygwin API Licensing Terms (https://cygwin.com/licensing.html) might be
> an issue. Is linking to cygwin.dll required, and if yes, is it possible
> to load only NIFs and port drivers that are distributed with a license
> that satisfies the Open Source Definition?
> I think GPLv3 cygwin.dll license could be one the top reasons why
> windows developers stay away from cygwin.
This is largely a non-issue.
The GPL only applies if you distribute the source code and/or the
resulting build that links to Cygwin.
The use case I am trying to improve is providing a development
environment for people who deploy to Linux servers. Cygwin is not part
of the resulting software.
See my email to Jose Valim for more details.
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