Cygwin & Microsoft's EULA, was: Re: Dispelling BSD License Misconceptions (fwd)

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Jan 19 22:18:37 UTC 2007

Matthew Flaschen scripsit:

> Of course it's a Cygwin program.  I think you mean it's not a GNU program.

What I mean is that it doesn't depend on anything Cygwin, specifically not
cygwin1.dll (since it has to work before that is even downloaded).
> Matthew Flaschen

John Cowan  cowan at
Consider the matter of Analytic Philosophy.  Dennett and Bennett are well-known.
Dennett rarely or never cites Bennett, so Bennett rarely or never cites Dennett.
There is also one Dummett.  By their works shall ye know them.  However, just as
no trinities have fourth persons (Zeppo Marx notwithstanding), Bummett is hardly
known by his works.  Indeed, Bummett does not exist.  It is part of the function
of this and other e-mail messages, therefore, to do what they can to create him.

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