Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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RE[2]: GPL compatibility?
by raboof on Tue 7th Jul 2009 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE: GPL compatibility?"
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A promise does not imply that the stuff not covered by the promise is forbidden. Therefore, this does not cause GPL incompatibility.

Right, hence my "assuming the 'promise' is needed beyond mere clarification".

So either (a) the 'promise' is redundant and unneeded, and Mono was already unproblematic in whole and in part regardless of it, or (b) the promise is useful, but renders any project actually depending on it (such as parts of Mono) GPL-incompatible?

Edited 2009-07-07 16:09 UTC

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