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[13]: Comment by kaiwai
by kelvin on Wed 8th Jul 2009 14:43 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Comment by kaiwai"
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okay, so now you're just going to bend the truth, then? that is the primary objective listed right there on the web for all to see.

Dude, jsteadfast has been a part of mono since its inception. If anyone knows what the goals of the project are it's he.

Or you can take a look at this interview with Miguel from the time of the original announcement in 2001:

".NET solves a number of problems we've been trying to solve in GNOME," he told us today. "Instead of wasting our time trying to create a new standard we're embracing .NET and extending it for our own purposes."
".NET is a company wide initiative. It means too many things - different things to different people. I'm talking about the CLI, the class library and the C# programming language," he told us.

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