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 google_ninja on Tue 7th Jul 2009 13:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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There are two things that mono tries to do. The first is provide a modern, free platform to develop against. The second is to provide an easy way to port existing .net apps to linux.

If you are using mono to develop linux apps, you aren't going to use anything that is not covered by this promise, you are going to use the linux stack that has been built on top of mono. If you are using mono as a compatibility layer to deploy your .net apps on linux, the future legality of that is still up in the air.

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