I would like to know if it is illegal (against MS licensing agreement) to:
- Copy the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client and Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime assemblies from a SPF 2010 server to TFS source control.
- Add a reference from the source control path to my application.
- Deploy the application with those assemblies to clients machine, instead of installing the Redistributable on every client machine?
Do I have to download and install the SharePoint Client Object Model Redistributable on every client machine?
The reason I am asking this question is because I read the following statement on the Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog.
The assemblies for the .NET version must be included when you distribute solutions that target them. SharePoint client assemblies obtained in other ways cannot be legally redistributed.