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I'm currently install F# manually by downloading the binary distribution from Microsoft, downloading the Mono key, running the Mono installer, then fiddling with my path. Is there a PPA with F# packages that can make my life easier?

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The F# license appears to be non-free as it only allows non-commercial use, so it wouldn't be legal to distribute this in a PPA. At best, there could be an fsharp-installer package created, which would automate those steps of downloading & installing it.

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Adobe Flash is in a PPA and it's proprietary -- why not F#? – David Siegel Jul 28 '10 at 22:42
I can't find Flash in a PPA, only installer packages. If redistribution isn't allowed by the license, then it can't be put on launchpad. – ajmitch Jul 28 '10 at 22:58
Microsoft just anounced they are open sourcing f# – trampster Nov 5 '10 at 1:58

Ubuntu (.deb) packages for fsharp can be found at

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I believe Microsoft said they might open source F# in the future.

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they just did – trampster Nov 5 '10 at 1:57

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