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[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by r_a_trip on Wed 8th Jul 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
r_a_trip
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Lemur, as an INTP to an INTJ, it sometimes does pay off to add more "fluff". I have no problems grasping the frame from which you write your posts, but our types form two minorities in the world.

I've always bumped into people not understanding me, to the point of me now explaining pretty much everything. Sometimes to the annoyance of the people around me.

As for KDE4 having comparable technology... Good to see alternatives available. It doesn't help though if you <u>want</u> to run Gnome as your desktop.

Still, if you only use ECMA-MONO + Gnome technology, you can use Tomboy, FSpot, Beagle and Gnome-DO safely, without having to worry about MS dragging you to court over their core .NET patents.

Now that MS has clarified their position on their patents, I wonder what the other ECMA participants Intel and HP think about their patents and the core of .NET.

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