Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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by daddio on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:36 UTC
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I still hold out some hope that the United States Supreme Court will put an end to this nonsense here in the US of A...

Unfortunately The glass-half-empty part of me thinks that by the time Software patents are invalidated in the US, Some other significant parts of the world will have finished legitimizing them. ;)

And good old Microsoft have not shied away in the past from shopping for some obscure international venue to attack a competitor.

(Remember Lindows/Lispire?)

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