Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards

João Miguel Neves joao at
Sat Apr 6 15:56:05 UTC 2002

On Sáb, 2002-04-06 at 10:58, MJ Ray wrote:
> Alex Hudson <home at> wrote:
> > [...] So, if they do have patents, they will either be RAND or not
> > critical for the operation of the CLR (i.e., run-time compiler
> > optimizations is a likely subject).=20
> RAND is not good enough, is it?
No, because RAND licenses are per copy, so you can't have the freedom to
redistribute the program. This means it can't be used on Free Software.
						João Miguel Neves
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