[Wine] Wine + .NET: Legal?
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon May 26 05:40:24 CDT 2008
Looking at the .NET redistributable EULA, there are things in it like this:
NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID EULA FOR ANY "OS PRODUCT" (MICROSOFT WINDOWS 98, [etc etc]), YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO INSTALL, COPY OR OTHERWISE USE THE OS COMPONENTS AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS UNDER THIS SUPPLEMENTAL EULA.
It seems to me that this means that you can't install the .NET redistributable if you don't have a valid Windows licence. Is this a correct reading on my part? If you are using Wine to avoid having to purchase Windows, does this mean you can't use the .NET framework (and other bits with the same licence)?
I it would be possible use Mono to run a lot of .NET stuff, but some .NET apps are linked with other C/C++ code and need Wine to run.
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