.NET going open source(sort of)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Thu Oct 4 02:55:34 CDT 2007

Kai Blin <kai.blin at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wednesday 03 October 2007 22:48:21 EA Durbin wrote:
>> Looks like Microsoft is making their source code available for the .NET
>> libraries. under their reference license.
>> http://www.whurley.com/blog/2007/10/opennet-microso.html
> IIRC the MS reference license is pretty useless for (L)GPL development. Can we 
> get a statement from the FSF or SFLC on that?

The license doesn't allow redistribution or modifications, so it's
clearly completely useless for any kind of open source development.
Anybody who plans to work on implementing .NET support should stay far
away from that code.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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