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[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by memson on Tue 7th Jul 2009 11:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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Agree. No parts of .NET are covered except C# and CLI.

Please read through Annex D of the EMCA 334 spec. This pretty much lays out what is included as part of the "C# language".

This conclusion is strongly supported by the act of Mono splitting itself into two parts ... essentially being one part which is covered, and one which is not.

The spit is entirely driven by the hysteria you and others like yourself exhibit with regards to Mono.

What it does mean, happily, is that recent announcements by Debian and Ubuntu have lost a lot of import ... both can now ship just one half of Mono (the covered half) as part of the default install.

So GNOME will have the covered parts of Mono installed by default ... that is almost a guaranteed outcome now.

This will quite possibly cause some defections from GNOME.

Yay, progress! Hmmm...

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