[Python-Dev] VC 7.1 maintenance?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 26 05:59:21 EDT 2004

Jack Jansen wrote:
> The question I mean is that the GPL says "You shall not link against 
> commercial libraries, unless they are part of the base OS". The second 
> part of that sentence could be considered true for the VC6 version of 
> MSVCRT, but not for the VC7 one. Actually, Microsoft strongly suggest 
> you ship msvcr71.dll (or whatever the name) with the application, and 
> not put it into /System. That appears to me to be a definite no-no for 
> GPL software.

Ah. I don't think this has been discussed before. We will definitely
include msvcr71.dll with Python, and I don't see a violation of the
GPL by doing so (as Python is not released under the terms of the GPL).


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