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c++ - License for MS redist files

reply Def <Def_member pathlink.com> writes:
If one obtains the DigitalMars CD, does that also imply that he is allowed to
ditribute Microsoft's "redistributable" files? Or would he have to pay royalties
to Microsoft to do that?

Def
Apr 08 2006
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Def wrote:
 If one obtains the DigitalMars CD, does that also imply that he is allowed to
 ditribute Microsoft's "redistributable" files? Or would he have to pay
royalties
 to Microsoft to do that?

One can redistribute the files in \dm\redist16 and \dm\redist32 under the terms of \dm\redist32\redist.txt.
Apr 08 2006
parent reply Def <Def_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <e17tkp$1ggh$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...

Def wrote:
 If one obtains the DigitalMars CD, does that also imply that he is allowed to
 ditribute Microsoft's "redistributable" files? Or would he have to pay
royalties
 to Microsoft to do that?

One can redistribute the files in \dm\redist16 and \dm\redist32 under the terms of \dm\redist32\redist.txt.

I had the chance to look at that file, and it isn't specifically tailored to DigitalMars users. It constantly refers to ActiveX (which is nothing that I do, at least not that I know of), talks about ISVs, and says nothing about the files located in redist16. Also, it doesn't even mention all the files in redist32, only a very small subset of them. Frankly, I can't figure out the relationship between a DigitalMars user writing and selling (shipping) applications and the contents of redist.txt. It seems to have been written with an entirely different scenario in mind. Def
Apr 08 2006
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Def wrote:
 In article <e17tkp$1ggh$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
 
 Def wrote:
 If one obtains the DigitalMars CD, does that also imply that he is allowed to
 ditribute Microsoft's "redistributable" files? Or would he have to pay
royalties
 to Microsoft to do that?

the terms of \dm\redist32\redist.txt.

I had the chance to look at that file, and it isn't specifically tailored to DigitalMars users. It constantly refers to ActiveX (which is nothing that I do, at least not that I know of), talks about ISVs, and says nothing about the files located in redist16. Also, it doesn't even mention all the files in redist32, only a very small subset of them. Frankly, I can't figure out the relationship between a DigitalMars user writing and selling (shipping) applications and the contents of redist.txt. It seems to have been written with an entirely different scenario in mind.

The idea is that you can redistribute, from those directories, files necessary to your application built with Digital Mars along with that application.
Apr 08 2006
parent Def <Def_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <e191r2$2tbs$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...

The idea is that you can redistribute, from those directories, files 
necessary to your application built with Digital Mars along with that 
application.

Ah, that makes it clearer. Thanks! - Def
Apr 08 2006