Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th May 2009 22:32 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project If there is one technology in the Linux world that ruffles feathers whenever it's mentioned, it's Mono, the open source .Net clone. Since .Net comes out of Microsoft, and has some patents encircling it, it is said to be a legal nightmare. Supposedly, you can obtain a "royalty-free, reasonable and non-discriminatory" license from Microsoft regarding the patents surrounding Mono. iTWire decided to look at just how easy (or hard) it is to get such a license. Turns out it's kind of hard.
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by asmoore82 on Sun 31st May 2009 23:50 UTC
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Let's just take a moment to remember some of the other companies that have allowed themselves to get a little too close to Microsoft as Novell has now done...

Compaq, SCO, Yahoo, Bungie, Rare, Sega,
the Banking Insustry, the American Auto Makers.
What could possibly go wrong??

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