[Mono-list] Novell and mono project

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
06 Aug 2003 20:57:38 -0400


> I'm just hoping that Novell's ownership of Mono doesn't awaken the
> dormant patent litigators at Microsoft.
> It could be argued that, since Mono is Open Source, it doesn't really
> matter who owns it. On the other hand Microsoft has much more to gain
> now by suing Novell for patent enfringment than it ever could have had
> by suing Ximian.
> I wonder what rammifications this has for the future inclusion of Mono
> in XD?

Well, mono will be included before 1.0 into the platform when we start
shipping applications that depend on it;   Today there are not too many
GUI applications that are ready for mainstream use, so we have not
included it in XD2.

But once we ship 1.0, that will definitely be included.