Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC
Fedora Core Today, Fedora 11 will be unleashed upon the web. The release has been postponed for a few days, but this time it's for real. It comes packed with lots of changes, such as improved boot time, Nouveau as the default NVIDIA driver, and of course the latest and greatest version of various open source packages.
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jackson
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2005-06-29

Yes and no. There are many areas that may be subject to submarine patents. However, Mono is far more dangerous than those examples because you *can* directly trace Mono's heritage. It a free implementation of a proprietary technology, but just because Mono is free software does not mean it's not patent encumbered.

I am much more concerned about the close, direct lineage of Mono to Microsoft than other technologies with less-known heritages that may or may not have Microsoft encumbrances. There's no disputing where Mono comes from while other technologies may be defensible in a variety of ways, such as prior art, superceding patents and the like.

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