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, The-Source.com 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[3]: Comment by kittynipples
by nt_jerkface on Tue 14th Dec 2010 00:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kittynipples"
nt_jerkface
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but I wouldn't entirely dismiss the possibility of them shutting down mono or other projects if it suddenly makes sense from a business perspective.


There really isn't a good business case though. Who would they sue? There isn't a Linux company worth suing that would cover the cost of the lawsuit. I really doubt MS cares and is more concerned with Apple when it comes to desktop competition.

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