[Mono-list] patents on ISO/ECMA C#

Tom tom7ca@yahoo.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 19:56:20 -0700 (PDT)

According to this quote in a recent ZDNET article by Microsoft's directory of
intellectual property, any conforming implementation of ECMA/ISO C# runs afoul
of Microsoft's patents:

   According to Microsoft's director of intellectual property Michele 
   Herman, who I interviewed earlier this year, the answer is a 
   qualified yes. "If someone implemented a product that conforms to 
   the specification, we believe we have a patent or one pending that's 
   essential to implementing the specification."

You can find the full article at


Could we please have some clarity whether or not standards-conforming
C# implementations fall under some Microsoft patent?


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