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    jonnytabpni is offline Member
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    Hi Folks,

    My application is using the windows "net use" command in java, to map network drives. By using this Microsoft app, does this prevent me releasing my software under a non-free (i.e. proprietary) license?

    Cheers

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    The only license that protects usage of operating system calls is the EULA for the OS, which gives the user the right to make such calls, and the right to use programs that make such calls. As long as you are not linking during build, nor modifying nor redistributing "net use", you're in the clear.

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    Ok that's good news then.

    Nope, I'm not modifying or redistributing net use as it comes with windows. And since it's MS software, you can't even link it, as we don't have the source - is that correct?

    All I'm literally doing is:

    Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("net use ... ");

    I'm basically creating a wrapper for net use that does drive mappings based on a database, with a nice user login screen
    Thanks
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