[vlc-devel] Project of generation libvlc.lib compatible with MS Visual Studio.

Sergey Radionov rsatom at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 06:24:57 CET 2011

Does it mean that, GPL projects can't include any file, that need
proprietary programs to build?
For expample, than any GPL project can't include Visual Studio
solutions(.sln)/projects(.vcproj), and can't build by Visual Studio (or any
microsoft compilator)?

2011/11/12 Rafaël Carré <funman at videolan.org>

> Le Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:28:18 -0500,
> Jacques Boileau <jboileau at gmail.com> a écrit :
> > I do not imply that Videolan should deliver any part of VisualStudio
> > to end users.
> The GPL says:
> "For an executable work, complete source code means all the source code
> for all modules it contains, plus any associated interface definition
> files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of
> the executable."
> If we use Visual Studio to generate the .lib file, then Visual Studio
> is assimilable to "a script(s) used to control compilation".
> And of course Microsoft doesn't allow us to redistribute Visual Studio
> as a GPL'd software.
> > Just that it is probably needed when Videolan would
> > generate the .lib to be included in the package.
> Let's find another way to generate the .lib with free software, or
> don't do it at all.
> --
> Rafaël Carré
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