Hey all, We (the Debian CLI Libraries Team) are packaging IronRuby, IronPython and the Dynamic Language Runtime for Debian. Much of the source in this package is released under the Microsoft Public License: http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-cli-libs/packages/dlr-languages.git;a=blob;f=debian/copyright;h=74dc4d7f7144e9a0251fa2a32177332a01558d84;hb=f3c10b84cf5f12cb670d14232263ac81662ff714 I asked my friend Brett if he would help us get it packaged up in RPM format for Fedora. He tells me that the MS-PL is not on the approved list for Redhat packages: 14:55 < wakko666> cj: my main concern about packaging ironruby is licensing. Fedora will accept packages under the MS-Shared-Source license, but the MS-PL isn't on their list of acceptable license. 14:58 < cj> wakko666: alrighty. jschementi is the guy to talk with about licensing issues. He'll be back some time soon, I'm sure 14:58 < wakko666> of course, i can always write the spec file and you guys can host your own rpms, but it would be nice to actually get it into Fedora proper. 14:59 < cj> also, MS-PL is dfsg compliant and [OSI]-approved. Is it a decision to deny MS-PL or that it just hasn't been reviewed yet? 14:59 < wakko666> not sure. we'd need to ask on the fedora-legal-list mailing list 14:59 < wakko666> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#SoftwareLicenses [ed: I mis-wrote OSL-approved] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ms-pl.html I do not see MS-PL on the DFSG wiki page: http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses However, Mono contains code licensed under MS-PL and it is part of the main section, implying that it is compliant: http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-mono/packages/mono.git;a=blob;f=debian/copyright;h=3426e0c3f05891a267ebef547490c8dae999da96;hb=8b65c7c94ae3c808859fb1f2b90aeac92abc53e9 Are the MS-PL pieces of Mono stripped from the Fedora package of Mono? mcs/class/MicrosoftAjaxLibrary/* mcs/class/System.Web.Mvc/* Looking forward to your response, C.J.
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