Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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A small step in the right direction
by michi on Tue 7th Jul 2009 10:09 UTC
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I think this is a small step in the right direction. However, why could they not use a patent license like the one used by Google for Wave (http://www.waveprotocol.org/patent-license)? The Google patent license makes it quite clear that you are free to implement the wave protocol while for this Community Promise you probably need to be a lawyer to actually understand it.

Second: as far as I understand, this only covers C# and the CLI. While this is nice, what about the class library? Without that C# is pretty worthless.

Anyway, this is better then nothing and it is a step in the right direction.

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