Over the past couple of years Microsoft has been open sourcing some key .NET libraries under the MS-PL or Apache 2 license.
We are tremendously grateful to Microsoft for making these components open source. This has allowed us to distribute this in the past, and we are going to be bundling a lot more of it with Mono 2.8:
In Mono 2.8, the following assemblies and code come from Microsoft:
With Mono 2.8 we are going to default to the .NET 4.0 profile. So from the list above MEF, the DLR, OData and MVC2 become first class citizens in Mono-land, no longer third-party packages that you needed to install.
Update: as of July 17th 2010, the DLR, IronPython and IronRuby changed their licenses from MS-PL to Apache2.
Posted on 07 Jul 2010