[Mono-list] Suitability of Mono
blibbet at gmail.com
Fri May 20 20:45:51 EDT 2011
Open source GPL edition aside, open source community health aside,
technical suitability aside, and Xamian busiess model aside, what about
legal suitability for commercial Mono-based ISVs, and the customers of
Previously, Novell was an OIN member, and had some agreements with
Microsoft in some areas (for some non-ECMA components).
Now, Attachmate owns things, Xamian isn't an OIN member [in case that
matters], and it seems ISVs may now be more vulnerable to Microsoft lawyers.
What about current legal protection, now that Xamian isn't benefiting
from other non-Mono Novell IP/lawyers?
Are the previous agreements that Microsoft made with Novell w/r/t Mono
being reissued with Xamian?
Does Attachmate own Mono, or does Xamian? Is Xamian able to renew the
custom licenses to Mono, so downstream ISVs don't have to revert to GPL
for their products?
I have some startup friends that look at recent Attachmate activity as a
reason to abandon .NET to other FOSS solutions. Any positive news on
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