[Python-Dev] VC++ 2008 Express Edition now locked away?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 01:59:59 CET 2013

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 3/6/2013 11:55 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> Someone would have to check, but in most cases, software licenses
>> govern the use, more than the distribution. If you're allowed to
>> download it free of charge from microsoft.com, you should be able to
>> get hold of it in some other way and it be exactly the same. But yeah,
>> if you want to be legal you'd have to actually read the EULA.
> As I remember, the 2008 vcexpress license specifically prohibits
> redistribtion even though MS gave it away for free. So we can not document
> other means of obtaining it. We went through the same issue with vc2005 when
> that was pulled from the MS site. I had the file but could not legally send
> it to anyone. As it is, my copy of 2008 file, which I meant to keep, seems
> gone (I believe the directory I had it in got corrupted).

Blah. Okay, that settles that, then.

Of course, everything I said above is still possible, just not
something the PSF will officially condone.


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