Subject: Re: Do We Need a New Evangelist
From: "William C. Cheng" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 15:09:35 -0500

  D. V. Henkel-Wallace <> wrote:
  | >Ian Lance Taylor writes:
  | > > However, a license like the NPL provides additional rights
  | > > beyond that to the original author.
  | >
  | >Ahhhh, I see.  Anybody who's interested in dual-licensing is going to
  | >have a similar requirement, even if it's not enshrined in the license.
  | Not at all.  Consider cygwin.  There's a GPL version and (for those who 
  | can't use GPL) a non-GPL version Cygnus sells.  Nothing happens 
  | automatically; If you execute an assignment Cygnus can add your code to
  | its code base but you lose no rights...and you can use,and even
  | distribute modified versions of the GPLed code without an assignment,
  | just as you can with GCC.

Doesn't Cygnus worry about the risk that one day the GPL'ed
version may have a life of its own (and people won't contribute
to their code base) and the non-GPL'ed version will be left
Bill Cheng // <URL:>