[Mono-list] Novell and mono project

Mathias Hasselmann mathias.hasselmann@gmx.de
Fri, 08 Aug 2003 01:49:37 +0200

Piers Haken wrote:
> 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.

How patent issues are solved in the U.S.: The lawyers of the two
companies meet and stack the company's patents on a desk. The firm with
the higher stack wins. Guess Novell's stack is much higher than Ximian's
stack, isn't it?