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Hi,

Suppose I write some great piece of software in C# - how can I distribute
it?

Do I need to pay anyone for a licence? Microsoft for example?

Thanks for all info!
May 12 '06 #1
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No licenese .. you can distribute as you wish. Take a look at the EULA for
the .NET framework.

Cheers,

Greg Young
MVP - C#
"Ikke" <ik**@hier.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

Suppose I write some great piece of software in C# - how can I distribute
it?

Do I need to pay anyone for a licence? Microsoft for example?

Thanks for all info!

May 12 '06 #2

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Just to add to this ... there are even open source run times you could
feasably distribute with such as mono ...

Cheers,

Greg Young
MVP - C#
"Greg Young" <Dr*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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No licenese .. you can distribute as you wish. Take a look at the EULA for
the .NET framework.

Cheers,

Greg Young
MVP - C#
"Ikke" <ik**@hier.com> wrote in message
news:Xn******************@195.238.0.34...
Hi,

Suppose I write some great piece of software in C# - how can I distribute
it?

Do I need to pay anyone for a licence? Microsoft for example?

Thanks for all info!


May 12 '06 #3

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Ikke wrote:
Hi,

Suppose I write some great piece of software in C# - how can I distribute
it?
There are many distribution methods. Probably the easiest is package it and
make it available on the web.
Do I need to pay anyone for a licence? Microsoft for example?


If you are using any third party components you would need to check the
license for that component. In regards to any code you use that is native
to the .NET framework, there is nothing that you need to pay to Microsoft
for using that.
--
Tom Porterfield

May 12 '06 #4

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"Tom Porterfield" <tp******@mvps.org> wrote in
news:e7**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
Ikke wrote:
Hi,

Suppose I write some great piece of software in C# - how can I
distribute it?


There are many distribution methods. Probably the easiest is package
it and make it available on the web.
Do I need to pay anyone for a licence? Microsoft for example?


If you are using any third party components you would need to check
the license for that component. In regards to any code you use that
is native to the .NET framework, there is nothing that you need to pay
to Microsoft for using that.


I heard from a co-developer that you were required to buy at least one
licence of VisualStudio (for the compiler), but I thought it to be
nonsense.

Thanks,

Ikke
May 12 '06 #5

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It is nonsense.

Cheers,

Greg Young
MVP - C#
"Ikke" <ik**@hier.com> wrote in message
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"Tom Porterfield" <tp******@mvps.org> wrote in
news:e7**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
Ikke wrote:
Hi,

Suppose I write some great piece of software in C# - how can I
distribute it?


There are many distribution methods. Probably the easiest is package
it and make it available on the web.
Do I need to pay anyone for a licence? Microsoft for example?


If you are using any third party components you would need to check
the license for that component. In regards to any code you use that
is native to the .NET framework, there is nothing that you need to pay
to Microsoft for using that.


I heard from a co-developer that you were required to buy at least one
licence of VisualStudio (for the compiler), but I thought it to be
nonsense.

Thanks,

Ikke

May 12 '06 #6

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Ikke wrote:
I heard from a co-developer that you were required to buy at least one
licence of VisualStudio (for the compiler), but I thought it to be
nonsense.


The compiler is available for free from MS as part of the framework SDK.
You don't get the bells and whistles of the full VS IDE, but you can write,
compile and distribute a C# program using tools that are free.

Add to that the Express editions of VS 2005 that are available for free from
MS and the hobbyist can do quite a bit of .NET development without spending
anything.
--
Tom Porterfield

May 12 '06 #7

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"Tom Porterfield" <tp******@mvps.org> wrote in
news:O4**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:
Ikke wrote:
I heard from a co-developer that you were required to buy at least
one licence of VisualStudio (for the compiler), but I thought it to
be nonsense.


The compiler is available for free from MS as part of the framework
SDK. You don't get the bells and whistles of the full VS IDE, but you
can write, compile and distribute a C# program using tools that are
free.

Add to that the Express editions of VS 2005 that are available for
free from MS and the hobbyist can do quite a bit of .NET development
without spending anything.


Great! Thanks Tom and Greg for your information!

Best regards,

Ikke

May 12 '06 #8

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Tom Porterfield <tp******@mvps.org> wrote:
Ikke wrote:
I heard from a co-developer that you were required to buy at least one
licence of VisualStudio (for the compiler), but I thought it to be
nonsense.


The compiler is available for free from MS as part of the framework SDK.


You don't even need the SDK - the compiler is part of the .NET
framework itself. If you install just the redistributable package, you
still get it :)

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Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
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