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

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: README.woe32, GPL, and the Win32 binaries
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 21:39:38 +0100
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> I've heard on the net that Microsoft's end-user license agreement
> (EULA) contains language that attempts to prevent the distribution of
> files like msvcr70.dll along with GPL'ed software.  If that's true, it
> would prevent legal distribution of such packages, even if the GPL
> itself allows it.  I've never read the EULA for msvcr70.dll so I can't
> vouch for this information myself.

I think some of these EULAs apply:
and they both forbid running the thing under WINE, thus I agree that it is
not possible to distribute msvcr70.dll while respecting MS's EULA and the
program's GPL license.

Thanks for this important hint.


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