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

Rafaël Carré funman at videolan.org
Tue May 6 19:03:18 CEST 2008

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Le Tue, 6 May 2008 19:22:19 +0300,
Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis at simphalempin.com> a écrit :

> 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).

Of course

> > 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

I don't know the details of GPLv3 (nor do I want to know)

> > > 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.

I just checked, projects/activex/README.TXT contains detailed
instructions to generate these files with either evil Visual Studio,
either unstable, free, Wine IDL compiler.

That's enough to me and seems pretty fair.

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Rafaël Carré
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