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+Microsoft Patent Promise for .NET Libraries and Runtime Components
+
+Microsoft Corporation and its affiliates ("Microsoft") promise not to assert
+any .NET Patents against you for making, using, selling, offering for sale,
+importing, or distributing Covered Code, as part of either a .NET Runtime or
+as part of any application designed to run on a .NET Runtime.
+
+If you file, maintain, or voluntarily participate in any claim in a lawsuit
+alleging direct or contributory patent infringement by any Covered Code, or
+inducement of patent infringement by any Covered Code, then your rights under
+this promise will automatically terminate.
+
+This promise is not an assurance that (i) any .NET Patents are valid or
+enforceable, or (ii) Covered Code does not infringe patents or other
+intellectual property rights of any third party. No rights except those
+expressly stated in this promise are granted, waived, or received by
+Microsoft, whether by implication, exhaustion, estoppel, or otherwise.
+This is a personal promise directly from Microsoft to you, and you agree as a
+condition of benefiting from it that no Microsoft rights are received from
+suppliers, distributors, or otherwise from any other person in connection with
+this promise.
+
+Definitions:
+
+"Covered Code" means those Microsoft .NET libraries and runtime components as
+made available by Microsoft at https://github.com/dotnet/corefx.
+
+".NET Patents" are those patent claims, both currently owned by Microsoft and
+acquired in the future, that are necessarily infringed by Covered Code. .NET
+Patents do not include any patent claims that are infringed by any Enabling
+Technology, that are infringed only as a consequence of modification of
+Covered Code, or that are infringed only by the combination of Covered Code
+with third party code.
+
+".NET Runtime" means any compliant implementation in software of (a) all of
+the required parts of the mandatory provisions of Standard ECMA-335 – Common
+Language Infrastructure (CLI); and (b) if implemented, any additional
+functionality in Microsoft's .NET Framework, as described in Microsoft's API
+documentation on its MSDN website. For example, .NET Runtimes include
+Microsoft's .NET Framework and those portions of the Mono Project compliant
+with (a) and (b).
+
+"Enabling Technology" means underlying or enabling technology that may be
+used, combined, or distributed in connection with Microsoft's .NET Framework
+or other .NET Runtimes, such as hardware, operating systems, and applications
+that run on .NET Framework or other .NET Runtimes. \ No newline at end of file