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[3]: Comment by kittynipples
by Delgarde on Tue 14th Dec 2010 00:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kittynipples"
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Considering the state of affairs, isn't that bad enough though? :/

Yeah, but it's not really a reason to complain about Mono specifically. Any piece of software could potentially be infringing any number of patents, and I don't believe there's any greater risk from Mono implementing some of these APIs than if they created entirely new ones.

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