[Mono-dev] moonlight source in mono-2.0
paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk
Mon Aug 18 20:31:59 EDT 2008
> > Mono is fine and is considered fine by Fedora bods. Moonlight is not.
> > It's too close to the knuckle due to the unholy pact. As it's not
> > allowed, I can't package them.
> Please keep comments like this off our lists. They don't accomplish
> anything, nor contribute anything to the development of mono.
Okay, let me rephrase that...
There are serious concerns about Moonlight, due to Microsoft and
Novell's public statements around its inclusion in their "covenant". In
addition to that Groklaw has posted a FAQ from Software Freedom Law
Center (SFLC) on the issues with this patent "covenant". Accordingly,
this technology (with, or without codecs), is considered too risky, and
is not acceptable for inclusion in Fedora.
That's the official line, my wording is more or less a paraphrasing of
Sie können mich aufreizen und wirklich heiß machen!
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