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[12]: Comment by kaiwai
by chris_dk on Wed 8th Jul 2009 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by kaiwai"
chris_dk
Member since:
2005-07-12

"there isn't as much of a clear line as you would purport. i believe i even read somewhere else in this thread that f-spot uses ADO.NET. but even that isn't the point.


F-Spot uses Mono's own sqlite adapter library with an ADO interface. Previously the sqlite adapter library did not conform to ADO interfaces. There is no inherent issue with possible ADO patents. Anyway, if that wasn't the your point then what was your point?
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According to http://www.mono-project.com/SQLite it uses ADO.NET.

So F-Spot and other database using programs (Banshee) are indeed in the firing line.

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RE[13]: Comment by kaiwai
by abraxas on Thu 9th Jul 2009 12:53 in reply to "RE[12]: Comment by kaiwai"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

"[q]there isn't as much of a clear line as you would purport. i believe i even read somewhere else in this thread that f-spot uses ADO.NET. but even that isn't the point.


F-Spot uses Mono's own sqlite adapter library with an ADO interface. Previously the sqlite adapter library did not conform to ADO interfaces. There is no inherent issue with possible ADO patents. Anyway, if that wasn't the your point then what was your point?
"

According to http://www.mono-project.com/SQLite it uses ADO.NET.

So F-Spot and other database using programs (Banshee) are indeed in the firing line. [/q]

You misunderstand what is going on with ADO.NET in F-Spot. The SQLite adapter was written for Mono but did not conform to ADO.NET orginally. Now it does. This just means that the DB can be accessed using a standard ADO.NET interface. There really is nothing wrong with that. If there was ever a reason that it could possibly become an issue it is trivial to remove.

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