[Fedora-legal-list] "Microsoft's empty promise"
csvanefalk at hushmail.me
Wed Mar 10 11:09:47 UTC 2010
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This article by the FSF is hardly fresh news, but I think its
content is disturbing:
Is it true that the Microsoft Community Promise really is only a
covenant-not-to-sue (which does not have to be respected by any
third party to whom any patents may be transferred), rather than a
real patent licence? If this is the case, how does this effect
Mono's place in Fedora? Doesn't this potentially make it an
I use Mono and plan to be using it as a large part of my day-to-day
work, so I would very much like to see it continue to be treated as
a legitimate Fedora package.
Thanks for any viewpoints!
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