Thanks. I appreciate being let know that. I have as I said removed the
file and as I said didn't see from the installer it was bad. I was not
atempting piracy, I certainly can't program an installer, I was simply
atempting to assist a list member in obtaining directx 10.
On 11/6/11, Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> I'm afraid not. I'm not kidding. I wasn't aware of DirectX 10's legal
> status until I looked it up. That's why I didn't make a bit deal of
> piracy on list as I was unaware of the legality of redistributing
> DirectX 10 components myself until I checked.
> Basically, from what I gather because DirectX 10, in particular
> Direct3D 10, was specifically designed for Windows Vista and later it
> has become an integrated API for newer versions of Windows. IE that
> means it falls under the Microsoft Windows End User License Agreement.
> As a result since it is considered to be a Windows Vista specific
> feature packaging it for Windows XP is considered piracy because you
> did not legally pay for a Windows upgrade and thus do not legally own
> any rights to the DirectX Direct3D 10 libraries etc. I admit I could
> be completely wrong about this, but that's what I gathered from its
> status from what I've read.
> In short, it is a paid upgrade you must pay for by purchasing Windows
> Vista or later. If you don't pay for an upgrade of Windows you don't
> legally have any rights to those DirectX components specific to Vista
> and Windows 7. I know, its crooked as a dog's hind leg, but that's
> Microsoft for you. Anything to make a buck, and just another way to
> make people upgrade their copy of Windows. Just another shining
> example of capitalism at work.
> On 11/6/11, David Mehler <dave.meh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wow! Your kidding me! I did not know this! When I ran the installer it
>> gave me no indication either by a screen or anything that looked like
>> pirated, thanks for telling me. I've removed it.
>> Sorry and much thanks.
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