Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 19:40 UTC, submitted by _LH_
Mono Project The Mono guys got their software to run on Nokia's upcoming 770 Linux internet appliance. More here and a screenshot here.
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RE: Mono and MS patents
by on Wed 21st Sep 2005 10:05 UTC in reply to "Mono and MS patents"

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The difference is that Mono knowingly infringes MS patants, while it is not clear if the projects you mentioned do infringe MS patents.
It is not a too big difference. IMHO the M$ never will sue the mono project directly (and specially not the ECMA standard part of mono), because it is not too good advertisement for the company. Probably the M$ can kill any linux projects, but IMHO M$ doesn't want SCO-like repute. The small marionett-companies, like SCO IMHO far more dangerous for linux, but this companies can't sue the mono (or not more then any other project).

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RE[2]: Mono and MS patents
by on Wed 21st Sep 2005 12:57 in reply to "RE: Mono and MS patents"
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>IMHO the M$ never will sue the mono project directly
>(and specially not the ECMA standard part of mono)

So are you offering legal indemnification?

If MS were at some point to be granted injunctive relief shutting down my Mono-based OSS project (or seeking roylaties), how exactly would your "honest opinion" be of use to me?

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RE[3]: Mono and MS patents
by on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 05:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Mono and MS patents"
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So are you offering legal indemnification?

Is anybody can offer any similar thing to any FOSS project ? Who can offering legal indemnification for SAMBA, Wine, GCC, Python, linux kernel, etc ?

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