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[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by dagw on Tue 7th Jul 2009 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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C# has no value unless there are some value added components that sit on top

Mono can and does supply its own independent stack that sits on top of C#. Some people who know more about this than I do even claim that some of the mono bits are better than the equivalent .Net bits. Unless you are porting a windows .Net app I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to write fully usable Mono/C# apps without touching any of the .Net bits.

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