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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They copied most of it from other languages anyway, so why not use Java, Ruby, C++, Object-C, Object-Pascal, Python, Smalltalk, ..?

Java copied Smalltalk. Objective-C *seriously* ripped off Smalltalk. Object Pascal was originally an Apple project that Borland ripped off, reshaped, remolded in the the Delphi variant. Python and Ruby I don't know at all, but from casual looking seem pretty similar in syntax.

C# took ideas from a number of places... C for syntax, Java for class extensions in part, C++ in other ways. Object Pascal in a lot of ways too (though the C#/.Net architect also invented the Delphi Object Pascal syntax extensions, so that is hardly surprising..)

Nothing is original any more and using that as an excuse is not valid.

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