[Mono-list] Mono licence
Sun, 20 Mar 2005 01:57:19 -0500
Enough with this patent FUD fear from you!
Have you been watching too much X-files lately?
I have to agree with marcus. Should Red Hat, Novell/Suse, etc... stop
distributing Linux because of the SCO lawsuit?
No, because we all know SCO is wrong.
Should I drop everything because someone like you who is ill-informed
pops the same question over and over and over and over again?
Do you not realize that Novell has lawyers working for them that have
advised its employess about these issues?
If you really were trying to get Mono into Fedora, you would not be
spreading more fear. Ever heard of the story of the boy who cried wolf?
So, do a favor for everyone and stop this unneccessary fear.
>>The licensing info is right on the web site
>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.