Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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RE: Any other ammunition?
by sukru on Tue 7th Jul 2009 09:15 UTC in reply to "Any other ammunition?"
sukru
Member since:
2006-11-19

Come on, give them a break already.

MS now has both open standards (ECMA), and open promise not to sue, and you bring on more "doubts". If what you're doing is not FUD, I don't know what it is.

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RE[2]: Any other ammunition?
by Beta on Tue 7th Jul 2009 10:46 in reply to "RE: Any other ammunition?"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

MS now has both open standards (ECMA)

ECMA does not make open standards - it’s just a publishing house.

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RE[3]: Any other ammunition?
by japh on Wed 8th Jul 2009 18:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Any other ammunition?"
japh Member since:
2005-11-11

Also, C# isn't really an open standard by many common definitions. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_standard
It's pretty much what Microsoft already implemented, which isn't how open standards are created.

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RE[2]: Any other ammunition?
by gustl on Tue 7th Jul 2009 14:04 in reply to "RE: Any other ammunition?"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

I do not doubt that Bob Muglia and Brian Goldfarb want to do the right thing, but I very much doubt that none of those guys who actually lay out the WORDING want to do it in a way that has no gotchas.

And even if we can be sloppy with other company's wording, we should scrutinize EVERYTHING that comes from Microsoft.

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