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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RE: Evil Companies
by segedunum on Mon 13th Dec 2010 22:58 UTC in reply to "Evil Companies"
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Maybe you are right to be scared of Microsoft, but then stop using Linux Kernel, it has an implementation of FAT!

The difference here, of course, is that Microsoft did not release .Net under the GPL and then turn around and claim they need to be paid because of the usage of one file. .Net is also unquestionably Microsoft's invention. There's is no one else in the mix with prior art as there is with FAT and protocols like SMB.

That's another weak argument dropped around by many Mono advocates, the notion that somehow this is all just the same as any other patent threat. There is something to be said for reducing your risk......

Edited 2010-12-13 23:03 UTC

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