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Subject: Re: [boost] [VS2017][release] vswhere.exe
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-29 14:34:11

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:43 AM, degski via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> On 28 March 2017 at 08:34, Rene Rivera via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> > And at least because of license issues I'm not comfortable
> > including it in the Boost tree, or install.
> Why don't you simply ask them, whether it is OK to include vswhere.exe in
> the boost distribution? This way you can also ensure that it works with the
> boost code as "you" are the one controlling the version of vswhere.exe to
> be included.
> IANAL, but the readme is very clear:
"*vswhere* is designed to be a redistributable, single-file executable that
can be used in build or deployment scripts to find where Visual Studio - or
other products in the Visual Studio family - is located."

"redistributable" is the term Microsoft uses elsewhere to describe files
they hold copyright to that are OK for users to redistribute." There really
doesn't seem to me to be any need to check with them, but just to be sure
I'll check with Andrew Pardoe.


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