Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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RE: Comment by kittynipples
by JAlexoid on Tue 14th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
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Paranoid much?

What does the namespace have to do with the question of whether or not some implementation infringes on a patent; or are we saying that class names can be patented now?

Oh noes "System.Media" was referenced! We must be worried about potential lawsuits.

I wouldn't be worried if, through being a dominant world power, US laws wouldn't be forced upon the rest of the world.
Do you really think that the licensing deal's fees between HTC and Microsoft are paid only by americans? I end up paying for them, while software is not patentable in my country...
Also American justice system doesn't seem to know their borders...

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