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Re: [DotGNU]Call for a truce over mono vs pnet

From: Barry Fitzgerald
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Call for a truce over mono vs pnet
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 22:11:07 -0500

Adam Treat wrote:
> > I'm not going to respond directly to that.  I want to defuse
> > the situation and find a mutually-beneficial way to work
> > together.  Re-escalating it into flames won't help.
> Fine.
> > I'm willing to let bygones be bygones.  My hand
> > is out, but Miguel has to choose to shake it.  But
> > let me be clear: the offer needs to be more than
> > "We are happy to accept contributions".  My
> > question has always been: "What are you willing
> > to give up to have me help you?"
> I simply fail to understand why either project should sacrifice anything.
> All things being equal (ie licenses) the Free Software world is supposed to
> be about code-sharing without restriction as long as both parties share and
> share alike.  Right now, the relationship between Mono and pnet is a one-way
> street, ie pnet can borrow Mono's code, but Mono can not borrow pnet's.
> That's fine, since they are under different licenses, but to insinuate that
> you'd change the license in exchange for Mono giving something up...  Well,
> that betrays the fact that your choice of license isn't about philosophical
> licensing issues (which would be fine if that were the case), but rather just
> a tool to leverage Mono to 'give something up'.

Our choice of license *IS* a philosophical issue.

Quit jumping to convenient conclusions, please.


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