[Mono-list] Legal status of Mono

Guenther Roith groith@tcrz.net
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:59:21 +0200

What I thought about a while ago:
Can MS patent fundamental things like the IL code??

If they have patents on, let's say something in the class lib, it's not a
_big_ problem.
But if basic things like IL is patented...

Anybody, who knows something about this topic?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paolo Molaro" <lupus@ximian.com>
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Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Legal status of Mono

> On 07/28/02 Rusty wrote:
> > 2) If not, how does Mono project plan to address the above concerns?
> From the FAQ on www.go-mono.com:
> If Microsoft does patent some technology, then our plan is to either (1)
> work around it, (2) chop out patented pieces, (3) find prior art that
> would render the patent useless. Not providing a patented capability
> would weaken the interoperability, but it would still provide the free
> software / open source software community with good development tools,
> which is the primary reason for developing Mono.
> lupus
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