How about the following text as a license for the runtime? We'll have
to wait to hear from Anders on the w32api. I copied the unlicense.org
text and added a paragraph above the disclaimer which I think better
accomplishes the requirement of countries that do not recognize the
public domain license as legal.
This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.
Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or
distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled
binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any
In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors
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software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit
of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and
successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of
relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this
software under copyright law.
In jurisdictions that do not recognize the public domain as a legal
license or the right of persons to forfeit their copyright the
authors give you full use of the code as you see fit including copying,
modification and redistribution of the code without any recourse,
action, reward, compensation, remuneration or retribution. You may
incorporate any of the code as your own private proprietary code without
acknowledgment of copyright holders of the code.
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MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
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