Updated License Term Agreement for VC Redistributable in VS 2008 SP1

CM cmpython at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 17:59:37 CEST 2010


On Apr 16, 3:31 am, Tim Roberts <t... at probo.com> wrote:
> Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrov... 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.

Just to be clear:  are you saying that if one has Visual Studio 2008
Express Edition (the free one), one then has the right to redistribute
the necessary dlls for using py2exe to make working Python 2.6
executables?

Thanks,
Che



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