[Mono-dev] moonlight source in mono-2.0

Rolf Bjarne Kvinge rolflists at ya.com
Mon Aug 18 18:43:27 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Paul
> Sent: martes, 19 de agosto de 2008 0:03
> To: mono-devel
> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] moonlight source in mono-2.0
> Hi,
> > Also... why would the source code need to be removed at all in the
> > source packages anyway? I'm totally lost.
> Moonlight is a forbidden package by fedora (it is considered too dodgy
> due to the unholy pact between Novell and the borg - or something like
> that). This means that they will neither ship the source or the built
> binaries.
> Other examples : MP3, mpeg2 and anything else, which under US law, can
> land them in hot water.
> For that reason, anything to do with moonlight has to be removed from
> the sourceball, therefore the code to build smcs has to go.

If you apply that logic then you'd have to remove any compiler which compiles forbidden packages. 

That would leave the distro quite unusable I think.


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