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[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 7th Jul 2009 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
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We also haven't seen Microsoft suing Mono for reimplementing .NET. In fact, this is them going out of their way to make it explicit that they will not sue, something that I doubt Sun/Java (pre-GPL) or Apple/OpenStep ever did.


Did you read the article? the promise only covers what is standardised under the ECMA standard - the interesting parts like gdiplus, winforms, asp.net and so forth are excluded - so the threat still stands for those banking on mono to turn their winforms application into a multiplatform solution without needing to do extensive re-coding.

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