[vlc-devel] commit: generated files from axvlc.idl by midl(VisualStudio 2008) ( Anthony Loiseau )

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Tue May 6 18:22:19 CEST 2008

Le Tuesday 06 May 2008 19:01:09 Rafaël Carré, vous avez écrit :
> You can download trial demo of visual studio on
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/aa700831.aspx

Under a license that most likely precludes redistribution or commercial usage 
(both restriction being GPL incompatible).

> It is still not part of the operating system, but somehow a normal tool
> to consider for developers who want to regenerate this file.

So? You might get away with GPLv3, which a little bit more relax, but not 
GPLv2. That would mean the ActiveX plugin is GPLv3

> > This also does not seem to be in the spirit of the license.
> Using activex to enhance closed source products isn't in the spirit of
> the license either.

The spirit of the license is that anyone can modify the program. If 
VisualStudio were needed, then the license would be defeated. That's why the 
GPL contains these "inconvenient" provisions.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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