From: Dom Lachowicz (domlachowicz_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jan 11 2004 - 11:57:03 EST
> Although I think this issue has been brought up
> before, please let me know
> how you read the GPL text and your view on the use
> of MS VC's RT DLLs,
> distribution of the CRT DLLs to end users, and the
> potential conflict with
> the gettext maintainers' desires.
Where do we use or distribute gettext? AFAIK, none of
Abi (yet) uses it, so complying with the gettext
maintainers' desires is a non-issue and non-concern.
As for our distributing MSVCRT DLLs, say as you do on
pchasm.org, I'm quite in favor of it. The MSVCRT DLLs
are upgrades for major Win32 OS components -
components that are normally distributed with the
Win32 OS. These DLLs aren't distributed inside of our
installers. As such, I don't think that they
"accompany the executable", as our users must:
1) Need these DLLs, which isn't true for all versions
2) Download these DLLs separately from AbiWord
3) Install these DLLs separately from AbiWord
Therefore I hold that they don't violate this
provision of the GPL.
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