Q31878: Simplified Language for Compilers’ Run-Time License Agreement
Article: Q31878 Product(s): See article Version(s): 2.00 2.01 3.00 4.00 4.00b 4.50 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | B_MQuickB B_BasicCom B_COBol | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 21-DEC-1989 As of June 1988, Microsoft offers the run-time license agreement shown below for its language compilers, including the following: 1. QuickBASIC Versions 2.00, 2.01, 3.00, 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50 for the IBM PC and compatibles 2. Microsoft BASIC Compiler Versions 5.35 and 5.36 for MS-DOS, and Versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS and MS OS/2 3. Microsoft BASIC PDS Version 7.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2 4. QuickBASIC Version 1.00 for the Apple Macintosh 5. Microsoft BASIC Compiler Version 1.00 for the Apple Macintosh 6. Microsoft COBOL Compiler Versions 2.00, 2.10, 2.20 for MS-DOS; Versions 3.00 and 3.00a for MS-DOS and MS OS/2; and Versions 2.10 and 2.20 for XENIX The agreement allows you to distribute your programs on a royalty-free basis. You can read this agreement on the back of the "break-the-seal" disk envelope (paragraph number 2) for the compiler. The agreement reads as follows: DISTRIBUTION OF RUNTIME MODULES: Microsoft grants to you a royalty-free right to reproduce and distribute the runtime modules of the COMPILER provided that you: (a) distribute the runtime modules only in conjunction with and as a part of your own software product; (b) do not use Microsoft's name, logo, or trademarks to market your software product; (c) include Microsoft's copyright notice for the COMPILER on your product label and as part of the sign-on message for your software product; and (d) otherwise comply with this Agreement. The "run-time modules" are those files in the COMPILER that are identified in the documentation as required during execution of your compiled program. The runtime modules are limited to runtime files, install files, and ISAM and REBUILD files. If you are interested in receiving a complete copy of the latest run-time license agreement, contact the Microsoft Information Center by calling (800) 426-9400 or (206) 882-8088.
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