Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 13:39 UTC, submitted by liquidat
Mono Project "Remember when I promised you all that I'd tell you all about the Fedora/Mono decision when I could? Well, now I can. It has to do with a little organization called OIN. Allow me to quote from Mark Webbink's article, 'The Open Invention Network', in the April 2006 edition of Linux Magazine: "The OIN commons is created by having all participants in OIN, whether members or licensees, cross-license any owned patents that affect the Linux kernel, key components in any Linux distribution, and certain key Linux-related applications. The commons forms a large, safe area for development free of patent concerns". And where does Mono fit in?"
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RE[2]: Dont get it
by sigzero on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Dont get it"
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as it's fairly probable that Microsoft infringes on patents held by OIN

You have no idea if that is true or not. It is precisely because the specter of MS is hanging over Mono that people don't like it. No matter what you say people are always going to say "Mono is cool, but...".

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