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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:28 AM

So pretty much this is my product Its an educational maths package Its made in c#- visual studio 2010 pro edition I use directx to make things 3D i have no other assets i use from other people Its for young enterprise at school Im just worried because i obtained visual studio pro through school and it said no commercial use. Do i have to buy a non school version? What other things do i have to pay for? I would hate to be sued by microsoft for money i dont have because i know they are greedy. Im thinking that they might get angry that im using DIRECTX or VS 2010 - obtained via school. Any helps appreciated! Thankss! Im ultra worried which is making me confused!

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:35 AM

(Foreword: I am not a lawyer...)

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So pretty much this is my product

Its an educational maths package
Its made in c#- visual studio 2010 pro edition
I use directx to make things 3D
i have no other assets i use from other people
Its for young enterprise at school

Im just worried because i obtained visual studio pro through school and it said no commercial use. Do i have to buy a non school version?
If you're selling these products, then it's commercial use and you can't use the version you got through your school. However, there's always Visual Studio Express, which is free for commercial use, and has almost all the same features.

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I would hate to be sued by microsoft for money i dont have because i know they are greedy.
No, they just protect their property. If you find that someone is selling pirate copies of the program you write, would you think that you were being greedy if you were to sue them?

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Im thinking that they might get angry that im using DIRECTX or VS 2010 - obtained via school. Any helps appreciated! Thankss!

Im ultra worried which is making me confused!
The DirectX SDK is free for commercial use, there's no problem there. VS is a problem if you're not allowed to use it for commercial use.

Steve Macpherson
Senior Systems Programmer

Rockstar North


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:38 AM

Okay! Thanks for your help!

Looks like its back to vs express:)




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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

I know that it preaty old post but i want just to verify. If  for exsample i make game using microsoft visual studio 2010 express and directx then i can freely sell my own made product? Yes this question can be silly but i stupid as you can see:)



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:55 AM

I know that it preaty old post but i want just to verify. If  for exsample i make game using microsoft visual studio 2010 express and directx then i can freely sell my own made product? Yes this question can be silly but i stupid as you can see:)

 
From Microsoft Visual Studio website http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-express-vs.aspx:

 

 

 

Commercial use of Visual Studio Express

Visual Studio Express products are available at no charge and may be used for commercial, production usage subject to the license terms provided with each product. For example, you can use Express for Windows to create apps that you can then submit for sale in the Windows Store.

 

The same applied to the Windows SDK an the legacy DirectX SDK.


Edited by Alessio1989, 18 July 2014 - 07:55 AM.

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Direct3D 12 quick reference: https://github.com/alessiot89/D3D12QuickRef/




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