Redistributing MSDN sample code RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our company lawyers insist that we cannot cut and paste code from MSDN sample code, such as http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms686701(VS.85).aspx.  The lawyers say that statements like the following from the MSDN Terms of Use are ambiguous regarding redistributing code copied from the MSDN samples.

    "If Microsoft makes Software available on this Web Site without a License Agreement, you may use such Software to design, develop and test your programs to run on Microsoft products and services."

    My belief is that Microsoft wants developers to use and redistribute the MSDN sample code.

    Is there a forum that would address topics like this?  If not, is there a way I can contact someone at Microsoft who could reassure our lawyers?

    • Moved by Kiran Polimetla Friday, October 31, 2008 9:27 AM Enquiry about the code from MSDN Site (Moved from Where is the Forum For…? to MSDN Site Feedback)
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:12 PM

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  • let me check and see if I can find guidnace for you.

    Kerby K [MSDN]
    Friday, October 31, 2008 6:25 PM
  • Kerby,

    Any luck on finding more info on this subject?

    Friday, November 7, 2008 10:25 PM