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[5]: Mono is safe to use.
by JAlexoid on Tue 14th Dec 2010 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Mono is safe to use."
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It's a patent for word processing software that stores data in XML. Sorry, they will have hard time suing just "any java developer". The patent is quite stupid, but is narrow enough not to care for most people.

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