[sword-devel] SwordReader - eVC 3.0 discontinued

Daniel Blake danblake at tcdr.com
Sat Jul 5 17:18:44 MST 2008

Hello all,

Even though I have a newer Windows device, I would like to see 
SwordReader continue to support the older Windows Mobile devices.  There 
has been quite a bit of development for the Windows Mobile platform 
lately and it would be to bad to see that slow down or stop completely 
because the development tools needed were EOL.

I just found an interesting comment on one of Microsoft's webpages.  It 
seems to indicate it is legal to distribute eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0 
even though Microsoft has stopped distributing it.


The Instructions and Resources section states.

"This product has been removed from MSDN and TechNet Subscriber 
Downloads due to the terms of Java-related settlements Microsoft made 
with Sun Microsystems. This product is no longer available from 
Microsoft in any form, but may be available through third-party 
resellers or Web sites."

I understand this states "third-party resellers" but it indicates the 
ability to distribute it outside of Microsoft.  Or am I reading to much 
into this statement?  Standard IANAL disclaimer.  What are other peoples 
thoughts concerning this?

I also checked archive.org and they have the microsoft download page 
that published the free CD-key for eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0


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