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: Comment by kaiwai
by boldingd on Tue 7th Jul 2009 16:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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We're not "back to square one" at all. As I understand it, Mono is being used to develop GTK applications, mainly targeting the Gnome desktop; potentially providing compatibility with .net applications targeting Windows is a side-benefit, not the main goal. The "sexy windows bits" can be removed completely -- and apparently will be, in one of the distributions -- and Mono will still be able to perform its primary intended function (of enabling GTK/Gnome development) perfectly.

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