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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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by vivainio on Tue 7th Jul 2009 11:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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The issue isn't the boring and mundane components but the sexy parts that sit on top which Mono require for compatibility between their implementation on *NIX and the Windows implementation.

I think much of the drama has been about the "boring parts". Namely, the boring parts ensure that Tomboy, F-Spot, Banshee and Gnome-Do are on firm legal foundation.

Which is just snazzy. Congratulations for everyone involved.

Edited 2009-07-07 11:03 UTC

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