Subject: Re: Cygwin & Microsoft's EULA, was: Re: Dispelling BSD License Misconceptions (fwd)
From: "Philippe Verdy" <verdy_p@wanadoo.fr>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 02:02:16 +0100

 Sat, 20 Jan 2007 02:02:16 +0100
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@buni.org>
To: <license-discuss@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?