[Mono-list] FW: From the [DotGNU]Ximian shows its stripes at last
Tue, 8 Jan 2002 14:36:42 -0000
Miguel, thought you might like to know that the dotGNU people have turned to
character assassination on their little list. I think it may be time to
clear the air once and for all regarding this issue, before Slashdot et al.
decide that Ximian plans to steal all of the other Mono contributor's code
and release it under a proprietary license.
[Follows forwarded post from dotGNU list]
> Finally, confirmation from Miguel that Ximian is indeed
> looking to make proprietry versions of Mono sometime in
> the future:
> An excerpt:
> > Ximian owns the whole copyright to:
> > The Mono C# compiler.
> > The runtime engine.
> > We are copyright co-owners with many contributors on:
> > The class libraries.
> > Ximian might relicense any of the code it owns under different
> > (this for example enabled us to develop the Exchange plugin for
> > Evolution, which is a proprietary plugin).
> > We also ask contributors to the Mono C# compiler and the runtime
> > to assign the copyright to Ximian (so far, we have got two copyright
> > assignments: one for the compiler, and one for the runtime engine).
> i.e. they own the entire source to the two most important
> components, and want all contributors to those components
> to assign their code to Ximian, so they can take those
> contributions private anytime they choose.
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