Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 23:28 UTC, submitted by irbis
Mono Project "Does GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza's backflip over the Novell-Microsoft deal a few days ago mean that he has finally been convinced that he is on a one-way path to nowhere? Has he realised that his own project, Mono, is actually putting GNOME on a development track that can leave it open to patent claims one day? And has he realised that creating Moonlight, a clone of Microsoft's Silverlight, (with which the company hopes to trump Adobe's Flash) is not going to advance the cause of free software one iota?"
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RE[3]: Destructive
by gilboa on Wed 12th Mar 2008 06:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Destructive"
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

Should I point the battle between RAMBUS and JEDEC members? [1]
Readers digest: RAMBUS sat at the JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) sessions surrounding SDRAM and DDR standards, while in-fact, they were attempting to patent key technologies that were discussed by JEDEC members that were considered common knowledge.
Shortly after RAMBUS retired from JEDEC and started suing JEDEC members for "patent infringement".

Somehow I won't be shocked if MS pulls a "RAMBUS" on mono/silverlight users/developers.

- Gilboa
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambus

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RE[4]: Destructive
by google_ninja on Wed 12th Mar 2008 11:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Destructive"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Do you remember how the RAMBUS fiasco ended? I'm sure microsoft does. They got told that they could not encourage their intellectual property to be used by everyone, and then turn around and sue the industry.

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RE[5]: Destructive
by gilboa on Wed 12th Mar 2008 13:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Destructive"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you remember how the RAMBUS fiasco ended? I'm sure microsoft does. They got told that they could not encourage their intellectual property to be used by everyone, and then turn around and sue the industry.


Should I -really- point out that RAMBUS was (at it's peak) around 1/100 the size of Microsoft?
... Should I -really- add that unlike RAMBUS (that sued far bigger targets then itself) - Microsoft is 50 times bigger then its intendant targets?

No? didn't think so.

- Gilboa

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