Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 21st May 2004 01:17 UTC
Mono Project The tomato war between Red Hat, Novell and the developer Gnome community about Mono and its legal safety continued today. Novell's Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza replied to yesterday's editorial by Red Hat's Seth Nickell. Later, Red Hat's Havoc Pennington replied to Nat and Gnome's Andrew Sobala also threw a few (metallic) cents too. For future episodes, bookmark PlanetGnome (unverified rumors circulating on IRC claim that eggs might be used next if there is no sign of their lawyers meeting with Microsoft to try to give an end to the saga). In any case, you don't want to miss this.
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re: Storm In a Teacup
by t3rmin4t0r on Fri 21st May 2004 22:08 UTC

However, the articles in the past about Miguel Icaza having some sort of letter do not inspire confidence. If you have it tell people about it, and if you are doing a patent review then tell people about it.

Since Mono uses different implementations to .Net (but does the same thing), even for the Microsoft-oriented stuff, I'm not convinced. Maybe it would have been better to take the ECMA standards and create a new API? Who knows.

See http://dotgnu.org/pipermail/developers/2003-October/011544.html .... discussion on "Patent Free" .NET APIs ... which ended up being almost a flame war ;)

Read Miguel's comments ... http://dotgnu.org/pipermail/developers/2003-October/011567.html

But curiously nearly 8 months later, there are no patent problems ...