Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2007 17:44 UTC, submitted by suka
Mono Project In a recent interview with the online edition of the Austrian daily Newspaper Der Standard, Mono project-lead Miguel de Icaza pleads for a cooperation between Mono and Microsoft's .Net: "I think that the deal should include a technical Mono/.NET collaboration, and even go as far as Microsoft recommending Mono for all of their developers looking at migration."
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RE[3]: I do like GNOME, but:
by abraxas on Wed 28th Mar 2007 05:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I do like GNOME, but:"
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Sure, if all the Mono projects are tied only to Novell-created distros. But as soon as another distro, or the Gnome project itself, decides to include a Mono application, then they are in risky territory.

Not true at all. They could only sue if the application itself infringed. The language itself is a standard. The only issue could be the libraries themselves, much like java classes. No one got sued for making GPL java applications and there is a reason why. If Mono is indeed infringing and Microsoft sues the only one they can sue is Novell because the code is copyrighted and licensed by Novell. Microsoft's deal with Novell prevents that.

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