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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 21:21:25 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: How to create a ksh93 package...
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On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 07:10:15PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> Do we really need to install other UNIX-like utilities?   That will be
>>  very confusing for users, I think.  Can't ksh just use the existing 
>Remember ksh has that in-process execution thing, where certain commands
>are replaced by internally loadable modules...the stuff Robert was
>talking about two weeks ago.

True, but there is no reason to call "ls.exe" by the same name in
another directory.  It could be called "ksh-ls.exe" or or or

>>>Would it be OK to create a dummy -src package that just contains a text
>>>file (maye be with a suspicious name) which refers to the AT&T software
>>>download site?
>Absolutely not.  We must distribute the sources OURSELVES in order to
>comply with our own cygwin GPL license!

Cygwin doesn't really GPL infect anything.  If the source license that ksh93
is distributed with allows downloading from a web site, then that's fine,
so there is no reason to be GPL compliant.

What matters is if the source license is compliant under the exception
that Cygwin provides.


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