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Re: Request to link to your website

On 2017-10-26 09:43, Kristopher Kelly wrote:
> The University of Phoenix, a for-profit university accredited by the Higher
> Learning Commission, would like to link to one or more pages within
> https://cygwin.com and install the associated software. The link(s) will be
> provided to students and faculty within university courses; the university
> will not be copying your content.
> While your terms of service seem to allow direct linking to your site, we
> prefer to seek your permission. Does the University of Phoenix have
> permission to link to this website?

As Cygwin is a volunteer project with limited resources (the .com is a remnant
of when it used to be part of Cygnus then RedHat), and support is only by email
to subscribers to the mailing list from subscribers (OP CCed as they are
unlikely to be subscribed), it seems unsuitable for either registering or
supporting a population of hundreds to thousands of students.

Software packages are only available from public mirrors listed on
https://cygwin.com/mirrors.html, so perhaps they could set up a public mirror as
described on that page, including the website and setup programs, or a local
private mirror from a nearby public mirror, and provide local support like most
universities do.

Not sure who would even be able to give permission for linking - someone in the
sourceware.org hosting umbrella organization for these projects must have some

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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