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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] http://www.fsf.org/news/dont-depend-on-mono



Seth Vidal (skvidal fedoraproject org) said: 
>>> However, I don't think there's anything to worry about here.  The only
>>> reason that we ship mono *at all* is that we're covered by some OIN
>>> patents on it. I'm not sure which OIN patents those are, but
>>> essentially if Microsoft wants to pick that fight,
>>
>> ... it's not OIN patents, it's that mono is in the OIN list of protected
>> packages. Just clarifying.
>
> Does OIN cover the specific version we're carrying? I thought OIN was  
> version specific.

It covers a specific version of a package, and the functionality provided by
that version in any successive release of that package. So, even though
libX11 was split out of the xorg-x11 package after the OIN package list
was approved, it's still covered.

Bill


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