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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] Mono update

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway<tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
> On 07/07/2009 08:32 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> Just to make sure it's seen by the legal-minded, fwiw:
>> http://port25.technet.com/archive/2009/07/06/the-ecma-c-and-cli-standards.aspx
>> Doesn't have anything to do with our recent move of Tomboy -> Gnote
>> for the Live CD, but worth noting for overall packaging and
>> background.
> It really doesn't affect our stance on Mono at all. Microsoft is
> "covering" less than OIN does for us,

While I haven't read the MCP in a while, and SFLC's caveats apply, if
you take it at face value it is a *very* different sort of coverage
than OIN.

OIN is 'if they shoot first, we'll take them down with us, so they
probably won't shoot first.' MCP at least purports to be an
enforceable 'we won't shoot' promise. The second is certainly a better
and substantially different situation to be in, if one can take it at
face value.

> and it doesn't go anywhere near
> the areas we currently stay away from (Silverlight/Moonlight).

That's correct.


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