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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Yeah, I think I was not clear.

There are people out that (like Icaza) that wants fundamental softwares, like Gnome, to be created with C#/Mono. Right now we have mono installed on some Linux machines by default. Thats great for MS. Once linux/BSD (user-land) is too dependent under Mono, they could just shut it down... How? They will find a way :-)

I dont trust MS. Their past showed me its not a company I can trust. So why use their technology? They copied most of it from other languages anyway, so why not use Java, Ruby, C++, Object-C, Object-Pascal, Python, Smalltalk, ..?

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