JanuzChmiel asked an intersting question here:
Oh, this is excellent. I will finally send Windows 7 problematic memory management issues when Winbuilder.exe is calling wiminfo.exe to some farr places which are far away from me.
By The way, do You think, that There is very dangerous times, that poverful Microsoft will cancel this forum and that all live projects based on Winbuilder.exe will become illegal for all users throught of The world?
I Am very sad because of this, if it will happen, because Winbuilder live projects have brought very big freedom for me like a visually impaired system administrator.
MR Amalux have modified some other project based on Windows PE, but there are not so excellent user interface like while using winbuilder.exe.
I think, that Yours project would stay also because of licensing, because there are not so many integrated applications inside it.
I would be sad, if poverful Microsoft would send all developers on this forum to prison and all users of this project.
I hope, that it will not happen.
What users and developers can do to not cause licensing issues?
Is it real?
In the last weeks M$ locked ChrisR's win7pe_se project and Amalux's modified LiveXP project in the clouds.
I'm not familar with these projects, and therefore I have no opinion, whether perhaps anywhere is something 'forbidden'.
But some days ago also tsetya's "Build Windows 7 PE without WAIK" has been locked.
I looked through the published data, and found really NO M$ file here. The very fiew included files are reboot.pro internal, e.g. PENetwork.
Why did they lock?
A possible answer can be:
The publication contains several *.reg files.
And here the conjecture comes up:
The *.reg files contain a snapshoot of something in a "personally licensed OS" (e.g. for VistaPE it could be NightMan's content).
Distributing such *.reg files may violate law.
BTW: I'm currently working on building the *.reg for private use in my private PE on my local host using only my licensed ressources. WBS2reg is the first step.
When I have success with it, every user can build his own PE from his own licensed CD and his own licensed OS.
The final published project will contain NOTHING indistributable, also no *.regs catched from the host.