Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 21st May 2004 01:17 UTC
Mono Project The tomato war between Red Hat, Novell and the developer Gnome community about Mono and its legal safety continued today. Novell's Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza replied to yesterday's editorial by Red Hat's Seth Nickell. Later, Red Hat's Havoc Pennington replied to Nat and Gnome's Andrew Sobala also threw a few (metallic) cents too. For future episodes, bookmark PlanetGnome (unverified rumors circulating on IRC claim that eggs might be used next if there is no sign of their lawyers meeting with Microsoft to try to give an end to the saga). In any case, you don't want to miss this.
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by johnMG on Fri 21st May 2004 18:48 UTC

I wrote:
If you don't support Free software today, how can you expect them to be there for you tomorrow?

Sorry, I suppose I suggested there that Mono wasn't Free software. I was confusing licensing with patent issues there, and posted too quickly without thinking enough. Of course, Mono is Free software.
http://www.go-mono.com/faq.html#licensing

Also, it seems that while the DotGNU libs are unflinchingly LGPL,
http://www.dotgnu.org/free-software.html
the Mono libs are MIT (with the option that says: The Mono runtime and the Mono C# Compiler are also available under a proprietary license for those who can not use the LGPL and the GPL in their code.).