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Does our License text (EULA) need to contain any .net framework specific info RRS feed

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  • Hi,

     

    We want to make commercially available an application developed using the .NET framework 4.0. In our installer, we have the usual licensing dialog showing the EULA associated with our software. Do we need to include any information in this text referring to the fact that the application has been developed using the .NET framework, and, if so, what would this be?

     

    Thanks & regards,

    Jan

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:07 PM

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  • AFAIK, no, you don't need to add anything. You can include .NET Framework 4.0 installation as a prerequisite in your installer without adding additional EULA stuff beyond what comes in the framework installer package.

    However, if you want an authoritative answer, you'll need to contact Microsoft directly. I'm not a Microsoft rep, so my opinion is not "official".

    For a contact point, read Figo Fei's answer in this thread:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/netfxsetup/thread/dca46ddd-effe-4a36-b8e1-51b8537725a9/

     

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:51 PM
  • Hi Andrew,

    Well, I had already read the link you mention in you response above. Consequently, I had rang the number mentioned in the thread, before even posting to this forum. After having been passed through from one department to the next, the support people told me that if I wanted an authoritative answer, I'd do best to post the question on this forum, since it is monitored by Microsoft specialists. So, because I want to avoid running in circles for too long, I would like an autoritative Microsoft response to the question above to be posted as a reply to my question.

    Thanks in advance,

    Regards,

    Jan


    Regards, Jan Noppen
    Monday, September 19, 2011 7:16 AM
  • I'm very sorry that you've run into those frustrations, but unless I'm badly misinformed, the Microsoft reps who monitor these forums (expert as they are), are not members of the Microsoft legal staff. EULA questions, when pressed, end up requiring a legal opinion.

    I hope you get the "authoritative" response you want here, but I have my doubts it will be forthcoming.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 2:01 PM
  • Hi Jan,

    Thanks for your updates.

    Like pvdg42 said, I would like to suggest you check .NET Framework 4.0 EULA in the .NET Framework installer first. And there are some resources below for you to refer:

    If you need further support, I would like to recommand you contact Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs Group (LCA) directly to get more efficient response.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards,


    Andrew Wu [MSFT]
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