[Mono-list] Legal status of Mono

Guenther Roith groith@tcrz.net
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 14:02:32 +0200

> Mono doesn't use Microsoft technologies specifically. Instead, it's an
> implementation of the standards submitted to the EMCA. I've never seen
> anything on any spec having to do with .NET that says, "You are prohibited
> from implementing these standards."

I asked the ECMA some months ago, and they told me, there maybe patents in
it, but Microsoft told them they would license it free to third-parties.

However having something licensed from MS is perhaps not so good.
And the MS statement is not fixed on a paper.