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

A Rafael D Teixeira rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 09:36:26 -0200

>How much of non ECMA .NET does mono have ? ... (Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll 

Mono has System.Data, System.Design, System.EnterpriseServices, System.Web, 
System.Web.Services, System.Windows.Forms which aren't part of ECMA. ECMA 
has only about 10% of .NET Class Library covered.

Future developments of Mono will add other assemblies found in .NET and not 
in ECMA to the list (I'm working on System.Messaging, for instance).

ECMA may in the future expand it's class library, either adopting further 
.NET namespaces and classes, or creating alternative ones.

We may help shape it, but currently is a stated goal of Mono to be, as much 
as possible, compatible with MS.NET, to easy the migration of applications 
developed in Windows to platforms supported by Mono.

Rafael Teixeira
Brazilian Polymath

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