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[2]: So we all agree then...
by ducker on Tue 14th Dec 2010 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE: So we all agree then..."
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. If you create a compatible implementation then most likely you will infringe on a patent.

So all virtulisation is doomed .. apparently? .. i think you missed the point about it having to be proven in court.

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.

Market cap
Oracle 150 Billion
Microsoft 233 Billion

If its between these two microsoft wins.. besides its portfolio is almost the definition of diverse .. oracles struggling to diversify to protect its future profitability. ie buying Sun My sql etc ..

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

I only wish amazon had the balls to sue over the 1 click patent.. then we would know. Right to sue doesnt mean youll win.

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