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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Download msvcr71.dll rather than distributing it
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 11:08:10 GMT


Tim Ellison wrote:
> The Microsoft VisualStudio redist.txt allows it to be redistributed,
> 
> "The following list reflects all files available with Microsoft Visual
> Studio for redistribution;...
> ...
> msvcr71.dll
> ...
> "
> 
> and the MSDN website [1] says:
> 
> "An application should use and redistribute msvcr71.dll, and it should
> avoid placing a copy or using an existing copy of msvcr71.dll in the
> system directory. Instead, the application should keep a copy of
> msvcr71.dll in its application directory with the program executable."
> 
> So is the question, can _anyone_ (i.e. "dlldump.com") redistribute this
> file?

Or to make the question more precise, can anyone redistribute this file 
_independent_ of the application?  That's my concern.

geir

> 
> [1]
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vclib/html/_crt_c_run.2d.time_libraries.asp
> 
> Regards,
> Tim
> 
> Paulex Yang wrote:
>> I'm not a lawyer, but as to my knowledge, many commercial as well as
>> open source software distribution includes msvcr71.dll, say, wincvs,
>> ImageMagick, VMWare, OpenOffice, etc(just a few cases).
>>
>> And the vctoolkit2003's EULA says:
>> "2.2 Redistributable Code-General. Microsoft grants you a nonexclusive,
>> royalty-free right to reproduce and distribute the object code form of
>> any portion of the Software listed in REDIST.TXT ("Redistributable
>> Code"). For general redistribution requirements for Redistributable
>> Code, see Section3.1, below. "
>>
>> but its redist.txt doesn't list any files! it says:
>>
>> "There are no redistributable files (i.e., dll's/cab's, etc.) included
>> with the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003. Object library files included with the
>> Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 (e.g. the C Runtime Library static libraries
>> designated with the suffix ".lib") will be automatically linked to your
>> program when they are compiled by the Visual C++ compiler and linker.
>> Inclusion of these static libraries as compiled into your program is
>> acceptable; you may not, however, redistribute the static libraries
>> standalone - on their own."
>>
>> While MSDN also said files in redist.txt is redistributable, the
>> VS.net's redist.txt DOES include msvcr71.dll. Does it mean only
>> VisualStudio user can redistribute it?
>>
>> [1]
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vccore/html/vcconalistofredistributablefiles.asp
>>
>>
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>> This gives me the heebie-jeebies. What is the license for that dll?
>>> Are people allowed to re-distribute independent of an app that uses it?
>>>
>>> Where else can people get it?
>>>
>>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>> Ok, if somebody prefers a different source send a note.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Tim
>>>>
>>>> Mark Hindess wrote:
>>>>> I failed to find it on microsoft.com too. Though I'd be happy to be
>>>>> corrected.
>>>>>
>>>>> It was the first hit on the google search I did - or the first that
>>>>> didn't use javascript and popups to serve the download. It's trivial
>>>>> to change if you find a better source.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was careful to make sure the file it served had the md5sum of the
>>>>> file in svn. I also checked the sha1sum just to be a little more
>>>>> confident of its validity.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> -Mark.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 3/30/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Is "www.dlldump.com" our chosen supplier? I've never heard of them.
>>>>>> I browsed around and didn't see it anywhere on the microsoft.com
>>>>>> website. I know we are checking the MD5 to ensure we get the right
>>>>>> thing; any idea about reliability etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Tim
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mark Hindess (JIRA) wrote:
>>>>>>> download msvcr71.dll rather than distributing it
>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Key: HARMONY-282
>>>>>>> URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-282
>>>>>>> Project: Harmony
>>>>>>> Type: Improvement
>>>>>>> Components: Classlib
>>>>>>> Reporter: Mark Hindess
>>>>>>> Priority: Trivial
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tim suggested we should download the msvcr71.dll rather than
>>>>>>> distributing it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>>>>>> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
>>>>>>
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>
>>>>> IBM Java Technology Centre, UK.
>>>>>
>>>
>>
> 

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