[arch-general] Opinions on PowerShell?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Aug 22 14:07:24 UTC 2016

kendell clark via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> writes:

> hi
> I took a brief look at powershell today when I found out it had been 
> open sourced. I looked at some of the c# source code files and they all 
> read that they're licensed under the apache license, version 2.0. I 
> haven't read that thing, it's probably full of legalese I wouldn't 
> understand, but I bet it's probably lax on the patent front or microsoft 
> wouldn't have chosen it. So we could, theoretically, get into trouble 
> packaging it for arch, although I don't think it's likely. Of course I 
> am not a lawyer or a programmer, this is just my two scents.

AFAIU the Apache license is actually rather strict with patents:


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