Cygwin & Microsoft's EULA, was: Re: Dispelling BSD License Misconceptions (fwd)
verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Sat Jan 20 01:02:16 UTC 2007
There's no way to avoid linking with Msvcrt.dll at run-time given that this dll is part of the OS itself, and linked from Win32 API DLLs. It is also preinstalled with Windows, and that's why you can't delete or overwrite it as long as windows is running (it requires rebooting to update it with Windows update).
Of course third-party programs can use another version, but this won't forbid the OS to use its own version too for its internal use...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver at buni.org>
To: <license-discuss at opensource.org>
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: Cygwin & Microsoft's EULA, was: Re: Dispelling BSD License Misconceptions (fwd)
>> See that "msvcrt.dll"? That's the Microsoft Visual C runtime....
> Doesn't an alternative version come with WINE?
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