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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Technicly speaking, you could use other languages to develop for the JVM too. It may not be that easy (since the JVM was not made from ground zero to be multi-lingual) but It can be done, and there are some compilers around. Some real examples are listed here:

So if what we need is a VM where wecan use many languages, we could create our own or extend JVM or some other VM. No reason to jump to a "not-so-open" solution created by evil itself.

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