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Re: Neon license conditions

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-19 12:15:26 CEST

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> 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...

Just to close this issue down, as I am sure you must be having many
sleepless nights worrying about it ;-)

I clarified it with FSF and things like VS.NET and Delphi are (in GPL
terms) considered to be a major component of the operating system, so
they are exempt from the redistribution requirement.


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