[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Urs C Muff umuff@quark.com
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 06:26:49 -0600

Stop crying like a little baby, YOU give OOS a bad name, and the FSF 
has a well known political background that here in the US would have 
put you in jail not too long ago (I am originally from Switzerland, so 
I'm very much familiar with what background you guys are coming from!).

If your father is a lawyer that have him analyze the IP issue @ hand, 
since the IP ownership is the only issue that is @ hand (as Todd also 
continuously restated).  And for your mail to FSF: from an independent 
point of view: there are many mistakes in there, and I would be 
professionally ashamed writing a mail like that (from a presentation 
and wording point of view).

BTW: I'm not involved in the MD project, I'm just an bystander 
interested in Mono and MD, (getting less and less interested in #D even 
though I was liking the product before, but now I have to stay away 
from it, and must say I'm more then happy that M$ is now publishing 
free VS 2005 versions).

- Urs

On Jul 16, 2004, at 12:51 AM, Christoph Wille wrote:

> At 08:36 AM 7/16/2004, Todd Berman wrote:
>> On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 08:37 +0200, Christoph Wille wrote:
>> > Asking for clarifications by the FSF is "in bad taste"? If you are 
>> more
>> > competent in (GPL) licensing issues than the FSF, so be it. But we 
>> will
>> > publish their findings here once we receive them.
>> >
>> Their view on the GPL is biased (as is mine), however the GPL is a 
>> legal
>> document, whose merits can only be ruled on by a judge, which the FSF 
>> is
>> not.
>> I will politely request that unless someone on this list is interested
>> in what the FSF has to say, if you could please post their
>> response/findings somewhere else, as I feel this list has seen enough 
>> of
>> this discussion. That said, I would personally love to read the FSF
>> response, so when you get it, please do forward it to my personal
>> mailbox.
> If Open Source projects themselves do not accept the FSF as 
> authoritative in GPL issues, how do you expect anybody to take the FSF 
> seriously? (you pretty much gave every closed source developer a great 
> argument)  Anyways, I will post the reponse somewhere else as 
> requested.
> Chris
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