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Re: [DotGNU]Shared source CLI beta released

From: Matthew C. Tedder
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Shared source CLI beta released
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 20:25:55 -0800

Maybe the FSF could offer an attorney to review this license and determine
what dangers it may hold.  Frankly, I think we have good reason to be
skittish about this.  But you're right, the benefits could be
substantial--if safe.


>Now that the shared source CLI is officially beta [1] :
>I was looking over the license [2] and noticed this paragraph:
>You may use any information in intangible form that you remember after
>accessing the Software. However, this right does not grant you a license
>to any of Microsoft's copyrights or patents for anything you might
>create using such information.
>This seems to imply that merely looking at the software and remembering
>how things work does not stop a person from working on projects like
>mono and dotgnu.
>Am I way off base with this assessment?  Any clarification would be
>I posted this message to the mono list as well.

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