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To: Raahul Kumar <raahul_da_man@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: New Connection Dialog for Win32
From: Andreas Kemnade <akemnade@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 21:26:00 +0100

Raahul Kumar writes:
 > --- Andreas Kemnade <akemnade@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 > > Raahul Kumar writes:
 > >  > 
 > >  > It's actually ironic that, because Microsoft has started putting 
 > > licences
 > > on
 > >  > Windows libraries now which basically forbid you from writing free or 
 > > open
 > >  > source using their Windows libraries. They're specifically trying to 
 > > shut
 > > out
 > >  > and control. They're monopolists.
 > > That seems not to be valid for the common libraries freeciv uses
 > > (wsock32,msvcrt,gdi32,comctl32,comdlg32,user32,kernel32,advapi32,shell32)
 > > From comctl32 even the version which is installed without IE is enough.
 > > 
 > > So I don't see a problem for the distribution of windows binaries of
 > > freeciv. 
 > > 
 > Good to hear. What libraries is Alan talking about then?
That's mentioned somewhere in that slashdot discussion. E.g. some
strange wince stuff. 

> f.e. the speechlibrary IIRC, or the windows CE code. Win32 plus a hell of a
> lot other libraries are not comming with such a license. So the remark AC made
> was correct in some way but very 'trollish' also because it reads
> like MS is shipping every lib they create with a license you can't
> create OSS with it. Which is of course bull. 

Andreas Kemnade

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