Getting mono into FC extras
robert at marcanoonline.com
Sat Mar 19 14:55:47 UTC 2005
On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 14:40 +0000, Paul wrote:
> > In case of .NET, MS only have provided Rotor with a research license.
> > About the Ecma part, please read this:
> > http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-March/004124.html
> > the most important phrase is: "there is probably nothing legally
> > binding about that statement"
> "I have no reason to believe, however, that
> Microsoft has changed its mind about its plan of that time to offer
> royalty-free licenses on essential patents with respect to any products
> implementing the ECMA standard."
> This would seem to be a far more important phrase.
When talking about patents the more important word is "legally" not
"believe". Someone that "believes" must go talk to MS and get a "legal"
document. That is what is needed to accept Mono on Fedora. Is that
really hard to understand? :-P
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