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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trenchsol Member since:

Your English is worse than mine......

My contracts prevents customers to distribute my code, but they do receive it, and are allowed to modify it. That's practical matter, does not have anything with Open Source as a philosophy. Simply, if something happens to me, customer can find someone else to modify the application.

I don't feel that I have to justify what I do for anybody, but, for the sake of discussion, I will explain some points.

My contracts conflict with GPL in redistribution part. I don't allow redistribution of my code, because I want to sell the same, or slightly modified code over and over again. In the same time, I don't want any of my competition to use my code in their products. That is very simple and meaningful concept, but GPL conflicts with it.

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