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Re: README.woe32, GPL, and the Win32 binaries

From: Kenneth J. Davis
Subject: Re: README.woe32, GPL, and the Win32 binaries
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 12:47:48 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 17:07:00 +0100 Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:

BH> Kenneth J. Davis wrote:
BH> > From README.woe32 in gettext-0.13.1.tar.gz "Note that binaries created 
BH> > MSVC 7.0 cannot be distributed: They depend on a closed-source library
BH> > 'msvcr70.dll' which is not normally part of a Woe32 installation, 
BH> > the distribution of such binaries - with or without msvcr70.dll - would be
BH> > a violation of the GPL. This problem does not occur with MSVC 6.0 and
BH> > earlier."
BH> This is correct.

I respectfully disagree.  See
http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WindowsRuntimeAndGPL which seems
to agree with my view; as msvcr70.dll is the run-time library that accompanies 
compiler (MSVC).

Thank you for replying to my concerns.  Although I disagree with your views
I try my best not to go against authors wishes regarding their works, so in
the future I will avoid using gettext or any application that relies on it
and a non-GPL'd (or GPL compatible) runtime.

Kenneth J Davis 

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