[Mono-list] Mono licence

Paul paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk
Sun, 20 Mar 2005 00:13:07 +0000

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> The licensing info is right on the web site
> http://www.mono-project.com/FAQ:_Licensing

Soooooo, we're all basically entrusting a company which has been proven
to lie and deceive not to turn the knife.

Just because there is something verbal to EMCA does not a legal waiver
make. As it stands, until there is a written waiver in the hands of
Novell from MS, the code cannot be legally released under the GPL as it
infringes on the held and provable patents of another company.

Unless I've missed something that is.



P.S. The reason for this line of enquiry is I'm trying to get Mono
adopted into Fedora Core extras. Until the patent/GPL issue is sorted,
it can't and I'd hazard a guess, can't be included into Debian or the
other distros under the terms of the GPL.
"It is often said that something cannot be libel if it is the truth.
This has had to be amended to 'something cannot be libel if it is the
truth or if the bank balance says otherwise'" - US Today

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