[Mono-devel-list] Can I use Microsoft's DLL's on the Win32 platform?
pgonzalez at bluel.com
Tue Apr 26 14:10:46 EDT 2005
Alex Chudnovsky wrote:
> Is this referring to .NET's code (dlls and exe's) or .exe and .dll
> generated by Visual Studio from your own source code?
> Either way I can't see this standing in court and therefore not
> enforcible: EULAs state many things, but it does not mean they all legit.
Intuitively, I would think usage of a 3rd party JIT constitutes "fair use"
of Microsoft's DLL's. A more interesting question is whether a 3rd party
tool can compile and "statically link" Microsoft's DLL's, which is a
feature advertised by many obfuscators such as these:
I asked the RemoteSoft guy about this, and he said: "About whether linker
tool violates EULA, I asked MS, they didn't give a firm anwser, but saying
not unlikely to go after us and our customers." (I'm assuming the "not
unlikely" [sic] is the emphatic double-negative, not the logical
double-negative. :-) )
More information about the Mono-devel-list