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From: Laurent Le Brun <laurentlb@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] F# open sourced
Hi,

>> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dsyme/archive/2010/11/04/announcing-the-f-compiler-library-source-code-drop.aspx
>>
>> Good thing? Bad one?
>
> I thought it was already open source ... What is new with this announcement ?
> When I downloaded F# 1.9.6.2 a few months ago the source of the compiler were already in the package.

The source was available, but it was not under an open-source license
(it was Microsoft Research Shared Source license). There were a few
restrictions (i.e. on its redistribution). It's now an Apache 2.0
license.

> Does it work with mono ?

Yes. The last F# release is a bug-fix for Mono. Unix users might be
interested by the packages:
http://fsxplat.codeplex.com/releases/view/55463
Also, since the license change, the Mono team plans to distribute F#
as part of Mono for both OSX and Linux.

-- 
  Laurent