Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 19:40 UTC, submitted by _LH_
Mono Project The Mono guys got their software to run on Nokia's upcoming 770 Linux internet appliance. More here and a screenshot here.
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Mono and MS patents
by Anonymous on Wed 21st Sep 2005 09:21 UTC
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IMHO it is also true for most linux projects. Who know, the PHP, Python, Apahce, Samba, gcc, glibc, gtk, kde, mozilla, openoffice, wine, lazarus, gambas, kdevelop, etc doesn't hurt any M$ patents ? Propbably the most of linux projects can be sued by software patents...

The difference is that Mono knowingly infringes MS patants, while it is not clear if the projects you mentioned do infringe MS patents.

As long as the Mono developers or Novell cannot or do not want to clarify this situation, Mono should be avoided.

I personally do welcome people to mention the fact that Mono knowingly infringes MS patents because it seems this is the only way to force the Mono developers or Novell to clarify this situation.

Pretending there are no problems does not solve this situation and if people start to accept Mono and MS sues the Mono developers/Novell because of patent infringment, the whole OSS community is affected.

I don't want to be part of a community where people knowingly infringe other people's patents and just don't care about it.

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