[Mono-devel-list] (Il)legal code check-ins

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Thu Feb 5 09:41:37 EST 2004


> Testing how a progam works in different conditions is OK. The code in
> the MS.net implementation is copyrighted. So, the only restriction is
> that you may not copy the *TEXT* of the code (or disassembled code).
> Legally, it is ok to look at disassembled code, however we stay away
> from it for two reasons: first, it restricts the creativity in our
> implementation, secondly by not looking at the code we prevent the
> argument that we are infact copying code.

In Mono it is *never* OK to look at disassembled code.

If you want to get your code into Mono, you should not disassemble a
third-party chunk of code.


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