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[3]: Broken implementations
by TBPrince on Tue 7th Jul 2009 13:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Broken implementations"
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Well, what if Microsoft updates C# and doesn't get the standard updated. Then Mono would need to be updated to remain compatible, but the updated Mono would not be compatible with the standard specification and hence would not be covered under this promise.

Actually, that's not needed. MONO could just delivery compatibility with latest version covered by that promise. Then, anyone interested in achieving compatibility with MONO would use that version.

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