[Mono-list] Microsoft to help Mono?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
17 Jul 2001 02:00:24 -0400

> To make the point, I would say MS is going to be a lot more worried that
> their IP is going to be contaminated by GPL than Mono needs to be of MS.
> They don't even want to work on projects that have GPL code in them as that
> same developer may then be contaminated.  The way the license works doesn't
> let you say "oh, we got sued because we didn't release the code, so we will
> delete the GPL sections", it is more of a one-way deal, you used it, your
> entire application is now under GPL, not just some infringing piece of it,
> game over.  It was for this reason they once asked me to release my
> decompiler as LGPL (as opposed to the GPL that my released, older version is
> under) as they wanted to be able to offer assistance with it.

Lets please keep advocacy debate on the GPL and on Microsoft
intentions towards it to another forum.

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