Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th May 2009 22:32 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project If there is one technology in the Linux world that ruffles feathers whenever it's mentioned, it's Mono, the open source .Net clone. Since .Net comes out of Microsoft, and has some patents encircling it, it is said to be a legal nightmare. Supposedly, you can obtain a "royalty-free, reasonable and non-discriminatory" license from Microsoft regarding the patents surrounding Mono. iTWire decided to look at just how easy (or hard) it is to get such a license. Turns out it's kind of hard.
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RE: minefield
by wawrzyn on Sat 30th May 2009 14:54 UTC in reply to "minefield"
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>When using Linux, have you used any of the fowllowing:

>1. Samba
>2. Fat
>3. WMA
>4. Wine
>5. OpenOffice
>6. Desktop environment

Don't you forget "double-click" and "mouse pointer" - lol ;-) Of course it's a joke, but this is where we can go with software patents.

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