[Python-Dev] Support for Python/Windows

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jul 22 00:32:20 CEST 2009

Christian Heimes wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>> Devs:
>> I've been in correspondence with Microsoft about the provision of
>> software, and it transpires that if you want to support Windows better
>> Microsoft will be quite liberal about licensing: they will *give* you a
>> Microsoft Developer Network license.
>> If you are interested in offering better Windows support then please
>> read the email below (note: Windows buildbot support would be a
>> qualifying activity) and let me have the required details. I will pass
>> them to Tom in bulk to simplify the processing.
> [...]
>>> MSDN subscriptions include copies of most Microsoft products (including Office and Exchange) for use while developing and testing software.  For more details, check here - we provide Visual Studio Pro with MSDN Premium under this program (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/subscriptionschart.aspx). 
> Thanks you for getting in touch with Microsoft. The deal is worth a
> fortune for any Windows developer!
> Does the MSDN subscription also include the permission to create and
> release binaries? Sam Ramji wrote just "developing and testing". Me and
> probably all other subscribers like to use the MSDN subscription to
> build Windows binaries of Python and Python related extensions. Can you
> please verify that we are allowed to use the subscription for that
> purpose, too?
I'll ask. I don't see why not (it would hardly be in Microsoft's
interest to help us create unreleasable open source projects, would it?)

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