Re: Mono License changes over time and the risks this is presenting.
Peter Dolding <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: [...]
> In fact the head of Microsoft has said That only Novell and other
> people who have signed agreements is protected. So all the class
> libraries of mono need to move to the restricted section. Hopefully
> this will push the .Net wanting people to get clarification of the
> patent status. [...]
"restricted section"? I think that's confusing debian with another
distribution that has a restricted component (rhymes with bizar-roo).
I think the usual decision is that we'll (re)move it when some people
demonstrate an actual patent problem for our users. It's nearly
impossible for us to decide whether a patent applies and it is in the
interests of most patent holders to exaggerate their scope.
Hope that explains,
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