Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th May 2009 22:32 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project If there is one technology in the Linux world that ruffles feathers whenever it's mentioned, it's Mono, the open source .Net clone. Since .Net comes out of Microsoft, and has some patents encircling it, it is said to be a legal nightmare. Supposedly, you can obtain a "royalty-free, reasonable and non-discriminatory" license from Microsoft regarding the patents surrounding Mono. iTWire decided to look at just how easy (or hard) it is to get such a license. Turns out it's kind of hard.
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Crying closed source maker.
by oiaohm on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE: minefield"
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I deal with the Crying my business is stuffed because my program don't work any more.

Closed source in that case is a extrema pain in but. If you wish to make closed source so be the costs. All firms I have is a strict I will not buy a application unless source code is provided for custom software anyhow. So Mysql license does not bother me in the least. The more businesses that do that to you the less you will worry about GPLv3 restriction against closed source.

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