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: So we all agree then...
by JAlexoid on Tue 14th Dec 2010 15:05 UTC in reply to "So we all agree then..."
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If you do not agree sit back and think for a sec.. nobody has proven ANY theft of any code.. the only thing for debate is the names of the libraries NOT the way they are implemented.

You are confusing copyright and patents. Patents cover how it's implemented. You don't need to violate copyright. If you create a compatible implementation then most likely you will infringe on a patent.

All this stuff about oracle not going to sue java implementations is nice conjecture and big call given the current environment..and given that sun /oracles future is in serious doubt and needs $ .. due mainly to MS SQL clusters ;)

Oracle is as entrenched in enterprises as much as Microsoft Office is. They also have a s***load of $$$ and a very dependable revenue stream.

Microsoft is no more likely to (or be able to) sue mono than java... or android.. or me... or you.

The only patents that are in question are software implementation patents that apply to ALL software that implements them.

Yet, it's at patent holders digression who to sue, they are not obliged to sue everyone...

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