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Re: GPL, yet again. (The kernel is a lot like a shared library)

On 9/15/05, Alexander Terekhov <alexander.terekhov@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/15/05, Humberto Massa Guimarães <humberto.massa@almg.gov.br> wrote:
> [...]
> > > The license on visual studio doesn't really matter here.  What
> > > matters is the license on the SDK (which has fairly generous terms
> > > for stuff you write yourself).
> It follows that if sell a Windows program that you've made without
> Microsoft SDK which has "generous terms" (what are they, BTW?)...

When  you're talking about what you need to build generic programs
which just work (as opposed to the development tools required to build
them or anything really fancy), Microsoft tends to make that stuff
freely distributable.

Of course, once you're using their system you're under repeated
low-grade pressure to buy more stuff, but the first hits are free.


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