Visual Leak Detector is distributed under the terms of the
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. This license allows you to use the VLD library with your own programs without restriction. However, if you build a program (or another library) that is based on the VLD source code, or uses parts of the VLD source
code in it, then some restrictions will apply. What this means is that you are free to ship and use the distributed version of the VLD DLL with regular commercial programs. But if you create a modified version of VLD, that modified version must remain "free
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The Debug Help Library (dbghelp.dll) distributed with this software are not part of Visual Leak Detector and are not covered under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. They are separately copyrighted works of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft
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