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Re: Neon license conditions

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-08-17 11:32:16 CEST

Simon Large wrote:

> The Windows binary distribution of SVN uses Microsoft proprietary
> compilers and libraries which cannot be redistributed, and clients
> built against SVN libraries may well do the same (TSVN does, and it
> also relies on MFC which is not available for free).

Actually, all the MS libararies that (T)SVN links with are either
"redistributable", which means that you may include them with your
program, or are part of the OS. IIRC all the redistributable libraries
can be downloaded directly from MS, albeit not in as sources.

> The MS compiler is not considered part of the OS as it would be with
> *nix, so it appears we are required to provide it from the same
> download site as the source, as part of the 'utility programs needed
> for reproducing the executable'.

Hm. MS does provide free versions of its compilers, but not the ones the
"official" SVN Win32 binary is built with...

> This would appear to preclude the use of the Neon library.

Well, if Joe decides we're infringing his copyright and license terms,
then I can finally stop building the Win32 distro. :)

-- Brane

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