Update (Oct 3): Miguel de Icaza has just blogged about the opening of the .NET libraries. Miguel has hope that Microsoft will relicense the libraries under a more liberal license. Code that is licensed under the Microsoft Permissive License (MS-PL), also known as the Microsoft Open License, benefits the Mono project as Mono can and will redistribute it.
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