From: Mark McMahon <mark.mcmahon@eu...> - 2005-07-20 11:42:39
Just to add a different note to this (dead?)topic.
If anyone needs to redistribute the DLL and they are worried about =
licensing because they do not own a copy of VS then maybe downloading =
the free VC Toolkit may be the answer?
(EULA - http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/eula.aspx)
From: py2exe-users-admin@... =
[mailto:py2exe-users-admin@...] On Behalf Of Hern=E1n =
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 6:34 AM
To: Thomas Heller; Werner F. Bruhin
Subject: RE: [Py2exe-users] msvcr71.dll license
>> Did the license issue over msvcr71.dll ever get clarified? Searched
>> with Google and on python.org but could not find a conclusive answer.
>> It would be nice if the python core developers who were given the MS
>> developement stuff by Microsoft would obtain some clarification on
>> this issue from MS.
> AFAIK, this hasn't been resolved.
I've read about 3 problems regarding msvcr71.dll. In my
understanding, two of them were clarified as non issues.
1. msvcr71.dll not compatible with GPL code regarding the EULA.
This restriction only applies to the sample code included in
Visual Studio .NET 2003.
2. msvcr71.dll not compatible with GPL code regarding the GPL
itself. Clarified in the FSF Faq.
3. The EULA does not allow to reredistribute msvcr71.dll.
EULA spanish version (my english isn't good enough) is cristal
clear: you may distribute the library if and only if
- you (the author of the software) own a legit copy of VS and
- you distribute your software with a license that does not
contradict the EULA and
- such license has a mechanism for approval (wrap-up and
click-to-accept are valid)
- you don't own a legit copy of VS but you are allowed by
the author to redistribute a software that carries out the
previous statements and
- you don't redistribute the library alone but as part of
the mentioned software.
Hence, py2exe users need a legit copy of VS and to write an
EULA compatible license and to implement a way for approval
if they want to include msvcr71.dll in their package. (*)
> I have posted about this to the PSF mailing list, maybe the
> Python software foundation is willing to invest in this.
Thanks, that would be great.
(*) Again, this is how I interpret the spanish version of the
EULA though I'd bet that the english is not more liberal than
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I wonder if the question of redistribution right of Microsoft msvcr71.dl=
is satisfactorily answered. Some say it is OK if you own Visual Studio. =
Well I just find out there is a free version of Visual Studio out there =
Still transferring the huge download. I would check out if this gives us=
the right to redistribute msvcr71.dll :)