Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 21:52 UTC
Mono Project The Mono guys have released Mono 2.4 and MonoDevelop 2.0. "We just released two big projects we have been working on for quite a while. Mono 2.4 is a much faster, scalable and tuned version of Mono, like you have never seen before. Major highlights from the previous release are documented in our release notes."
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Let's get sued
by chris_dk on Tue 31st Mar 2009 17:44 UTC
chris_dk
Member since:
2005-07-12

Microsoft sues TomTom.

Just wait until they sue somebody who use Mono in their products. It is a matter of time.

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RE: Let's get sued
by evangs on Tue 31st Mar 2009 18:34 in reply to "Let's get sued"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

Seriously, this is getting old.

Most Mono applications make use of the ECMA portion of C# and then Glade# or Gtk#. They have done really well to steer clear of any of the patent encumbered Winforms (and WPF) libraries. If MS decided to sue Novell and require them to remove Winforms, none of the major applications will break since they do not use those libraries.

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RE[2]: Let's get sued
by segedunum on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:39 in reply to "RE: Let's get sued"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Seriously, this is getting old.

So is Mono's FAQ.

Most Mono applications make use of the ECMA portion of C# and then Glade# or Gtk#. They have done really well to steer clear of any of the patent encumbered Winforms (and WPF) libraries.

I wish people would stop posting this from the FAQs, because it is well wide of the mark and doesn't answer the most crucial question that open source projects need answered, and Gnome needs answered if it is to use Mono more fully at any time because Gnome needs something like it.

There is nothing that stops Microsoft from encumbering the CLR or anything submitted to the ECMA and there is nothing to stop the RAND license that they have to be offered under from being revoked. They just won't be ECMA specs any more, that's all.

The notion that there are some ring-fenced 'safe' and potentially 'non-safe' parts of Mono is bogus and potentially dangerous because no one cares about what your namespaces or libraries are called. I can tell you Microsoft doesn't.

If MS decided to sue Novell and require them to remove Winforms....

They will not sue anyone, or throw their weight around, over people implementing Winforms or people having ADO.Net namespaces I can tell you that. It just wouldn't make any sense and wouldn't be successful. They will do it in a more far reaching way on the basis of anything that runs within a compatible CLR, as documented at the ECMA.

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RE: Let's get sued
by jpobst on Tue 31st Mar 2009 18:36 in reply to "Let's get sued"
jpobst Member since:
2006-09-26

Microsoft sues TomTom.

Just wait until they sue somebody who use Mono in their products. It is a matter of time.


Exactly, Microsoft sued TomTom over Linux. So when everyone quits using Linux due to fear of being sued, Mono will be irrelevant anyways.

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