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Re: Proposals for mono-basic and monodoc



Horst H. von Brand wrote:

Just looked at mono-core, it looks it is under every OSI-approved license
there is... if it was just GPL,if MSFT or the devil himself donates code,
the result can be distributed freely with no strange strings attached.

So it comes down to the exact licenses...

Not exactly. You can very well contribute code that is shackled by patents under many Free software and open source licenses which has no patent provisions in them such as the BSD or MIT license which significant parts of Mono is licensed under. If Novell contributes any such code under these licenses they would currently be shielded from any patent infringement claims from Microsoft for the term of the Microsoft <-> Novell agreement but anyone else cannot.

Rahul


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