[Mono-devel-list] -Wecma, -Wgpl

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Sat Nov 20 21:12:35 EST 2004


> Adding the warning -Wecma to the classes of the system level would the
> people responsible for having an entirely free OS give better sleeps,
> and I think it could the the Java- C# -war from this side.

Your idea is interesting.

But I wanted to correct you on something: the whole Mono stack is a free

The paranoia that people have of non-ECMA components has nothing to do
with the freeness of the code.  It has to do with the fear that
Microsoft might have a patent on the pieces that are not covered by

But people afraid of software patents should probably do something else
than software development.  The fact that Microsoft has granted a RAND
+RF license to the ECMA components does not mean that someone *else*
might not have a patent on a core technology of Mono (or anything else
for that matter;  For reference google `Kodak Java Sun patent').


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