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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Only in the fanboy wars of osnews would a point like this go unnoticed...
"That would be a crazy though but could mono have replicate the namespace name for compatibility sake and make a compatible implementation without copying the actual implementation, if true then they should be safe right ? "

Of COURSE your right.. thats how come MS can have j# (or j++) but cant call it java.

Thats the premise ANDROID is based on.

I would rather represent myself in court than take any legal advice from here. You people are delusional.. havent you realised almost everything in a pc has an infringing patent?

You all were obviously born yesterday and dont remember...
memory mapped files (owned by sgi).. sold to 3dfx.. purchases by MS for the xbox.. every graphics implementation of open GL and every graphics card infringes on this MS HAS NOT SUED

SAMBA Reverse engineered from MS standards (isnt that illegal in the US?) and reversed the security apis (isnt that breaking DMCA if ms declares their code to be obfuscating)

FAT 32 support for linux , NTFS support for linux

Apple patented the top line of pixels on the screen (thats why windows menus at the bottom).. MS now breaks this patent (you can close a window by clicking on the top line of pixles only AFTER win2k not before)

i could go on and on .. and if you think i need to because u dont see my point. Go and look up some IT patent history 90% of patents are NEVER enforced in it.

Hows that 1 click patent going apple? Amazon never did sell it to anyone else.... yet they still havent sued yet.

I am so sick of this site being ruined by spamming of people who simply dont understand what they are talking about.

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