[Mono-dev] Sale of Novell

Jeffrey Stedfast fejj at novell.com
Tue Nov 23 09:08:42 EST 2010

On 11/23/2010 08:50 AM, Paul F. Johnson wrote:
> Hi,
> Now that Novell has been sold and along with it 882 patents either
> directly or indirectly to MS, can anyone give a definitive statement on
> what will happen with Mono and if the licences will remain the same?
> I don't want to see the sale mean the death of Mono, but with the future
> of SUSE unclear now, we could do with some sort of re-assurance.
> Paul

As Miguel stated yesterday, the only thing that will change wrt Mono is
where we, the developers, will be getting our paychecks. They'll be
coming from Attachmate instead of Novell in the near future (assuming
the deal goes through). There are also no plans to change the licensing
of Mono.

The same holds true for SUSE.

Hope that helps,


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