[Mono-list] someone, please clear out that patents issue

Gabriel & Emily GabeEmilyBin@hotmail.com
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 20:28:24 -0700

I don't understand all the legal crap.  All I know is that mono is going to
rock.  Miguel and the gang - keep up the GREAT work!!!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel@ximian.com>
To: "Artur Brodowski" <bzdurqa@wp.pl>
Cc: <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] someone, please clear out that patents issue

> Hello,
> >   i'd like to ask someone from Mono headquarter ;) to clear out
> > .Net patent issue. i've noticed that since info about Microsoft's
> > application showed up, mono-list and mono-cvs-list fell silent all
> > of the sudden. are the developers holding up their work?
> > i hope that i'm not nagging, but is there any (sub)official Ximian's
> > opinion on Mono's future? may we hear/read it?
> This does not change our plans.  You can read the FAQ, and look at the
> question of how we will deal with patents that can not be used by free
> software.
> I personally did not want to get involved with the debate, because most
> of it was from miss-informed opinions.  The original ZDnet article ahs a
> few quotes from people who looked at the caption and made a blank
> statement, so there is nothing really new in the discussion.
> Miguel.
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