Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC
Fedora Core Today, Fedora 11 will be unleashed upon the web. The release has been postponed for a few days, but this time it's for real. It comes packed with lots of changes, such as improved boot time, Nouveau as the default NVIDIA driver, and of course the latest and greatest version of various open source packages.
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Fedora has not 'dropped' Mono, simply changed the default package set. Mono is available from the repositories just as it always was.

That would be fine. If this is the case, then the risk of getting sued for patent infringement through running and/or distributing the patented parts of Mono would then be confined to Fedora themselves (for distributing patented technologies without a license) and to those who deliberately installed Mono (for running patented technologies without a license).

Since Mono would no longer be part of the default installation, most Fedora users then wouldn't use it, and there would be no risk to them of either getting sued or of becoming dependent on proprietary technologies requiring licenses.

Edited 2009-06-10 00:42 UTC

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