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Licence question regarding the delivery of Cygqin binaries




Hi,

(I used this email as suggested (in a rather old) forum post from Corinna Vinschen. If this is not the right address I would be very thankful if you could point me to another address.)

we have ported an older application from Linux to Windows and plan on using this in a commercial release. Due to the nature of the older application the Windows port uses tools from the Cygwin project which are called either from code or using shell scripts - we do not link either the Cygwin.dll nor any of the tools. You will find examples for scripts and the list of binaries used below. We do not plan on making our application available as open source.

Our understanding regarding licensing is that as long as we do not link any part of the Cygwin distribution we are free to use them without implications for our own software. 

However we are not allowed to include the Cygwin binaries within the installer of our application - which is a problem for us as we need to have control over the versions our end users have installed. 

So my question is: is there a way for us to acquire a license which would allow us to "bundle" the required Cygwin components with our software?

Thank you for your help!

Best regards,
Ciske Busch
Executive Manager PD Core Services
Phone +49 (6261) 9209-0 | c.busch@xxxxxxxx
MPDV Mikrolab GmbH | www.mpdv.com
Roemerring 1 | 74821 Mosbach | Germany


Example Scripts

##### Example Script 1 ##############################

DATUM=`date +%Y-%m-%d`
OUTDIR=$2
OUTDIR=get_stat_${OUTDIR:=$DATUM}

# create directory
mkdir $OUTDIR.$MYSYSTEM/$MYSYSTEM/err
mkdir $OUTDIR.$MYSYSTEM/err

# copy files from MYSYSTEM/err not older than 2 days
find ../$MYSYSTEM/err -mtime -1 -type f
find ../$MYSYSTEM/err -mtime -1 -type f -exec cp -p {} $OUTDIR.$MYSYSTEM/$MYSYSTEM/err \;
cp -p ../err/MYfserv.10000 $OUTDIR.$MYSYSTEM/err

##### Example Script 1 End ##############################

##### Example Script 2 ##############################

$MY_PATH/ext5rck.exe $* 

##### Example Script 2 End ##############################



List of utils 

[.exe
basename.exe
cat.exe
chmod.exe
clear.exe
cmp.exe
cp.exe
cut.exe
cygargp-0.dll
cygattr-1.dll
cygblkid-1.dll
cygbz2-1.dll
cygcrypto-1.0.0.dll
cygffi-6.dll
cygformw-10.dll
cyggcc_s-seh-1.dll
cyggdbm_compat-4.dll
cyggdbm-4.dll
cyggmp-10.dll
cyghistory7.dll
cygicons-0.dll
cygiconv-2.dll
cygintl-8.dll
cyglsa64.dll
cyglzma-5.dll
cygmagic-1.dll
cygman-2-7-6-1.dll
cygmandb-2-7-6-1.dll
cygmenuw-10.dll
cygmpfr-6.dll
cygncursesw-10.dll
cygp11-kit-0.dll
cygpanelw-10.dll
cygpcre-1.dll
cygpipeline-1.dll
cygpopt-0.dll
cygreadline7.dll
cygsigsegv-2.dll
cygsmartcols-1.dll
cygssl-1.0.0.dll
cygstdc++-6.dll
cygtasn1-6.dll
cygticw-10.dll
cyguuid-1.dll
cygwin1.dll
cygz.dll
date.exe
echo.exe
expr.exe
find.exe
grep.exe
head.exe
kill.exe
ls.exe
mkdir.exe
mv.exe
ps.exe
pwd.exe
rm.exe
sed.exe
sh.exe
sleep.exe
sort.exe
tail.exe
test.exe

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