Updated License Term Agreement for VC Redistributable in VS 2008 SP1

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Fri Apr 16 16:05:03 CEST 2010


Hi Tim,

> The license agreement change fixes a problem that was accidentally introduced by Visual Studio 2008 SP1. The redistributable package that can
be downloaded directly from Microsoft (which you would use if you had
the Express Edition) has the right license to begin with. It never had
the
restriction. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms235299.aspx.
Microsoft's intent is that you be able to distribute the non-debug
runtimes with any applications built with Visual Studio. 

Original poster here. Thanks for your insight!

> They are evil, but not arbitrarily malicious.

:)

Regards,
Malcolm


----- Original message -----
From: "Tim Roberts" <timr at probo.com>
To: python-list at python.org
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 00:31:35 -0700
Subject: Re: Updated License Term Agreement for VC Redistributable in VS
2008   SP1

Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>I don't think this license agreement change involves the express
>editions, which are free. Correct me if I'm wrong here?

The license agreement change fixes a problem that was accidentally
introduced by Visual Studio 2008 SP1.  The redistributable package that
can
be downloaded directly from Microsoft (which you would use if you had
the
Express Edition) has the right license to begin with.  It never had the
restriction.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms235299.aspx

Microsoft's intent is that you be able to distribute the non-debug
runtimes
with any applications built with Visual Studio.  They are evil, but not
arbitrarily malicious.
-- 
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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