[Mono-list] Legal question

Guenther Roith groith@tcrz.net
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 13:48:52 +0100

> What contingency plan(s) does the Mono project have in place should
> Microsoft come after it legally? Right now I'm learning Java, but would
> rather work with C# (and VB.NET later) since I can use Mono. Soooo has
> anyone thought seriously about what would happen if Microsoft gets a
> bug up its collective ass and sends its Legal Beagles after you guys?

This topic has been discussed quite often on this list.

The conclusion is, that most (or all) technologies were here before, MS just
put them together.
Patents could only disable a certain part, for example ASP.NET (note: this
is only an example, I don't think they have valid patents on ASP.NET).