[Mono-list] Mono and Patents....

gabor gabor@z10n.net
Sun, 14 Mar 2004 19:03:56 +0100

On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 21:25, Andy Satori wrote:
> <rant/>


i understand that mono seems to be safe because for now it seems that
mono helps microsoft to generate money, and also some
microsoft-developer/mono-inventor/programmer/whatever said that RAND in
this case means free (as in everything, be it beer or speech or
whatever). am i correct?

but, i would like to have/hear/see some more solid/stable/safe stuff.



if i check the webpage, i know they are gpl-compatible, have a quite
open development model and so on. i simply can be sure that if i use it,
there will be no license problems.


can you show me a webpage or link or whatever where Microsoft (as the
company, not just one of their developers) declares, than all CLI and
dot-net stuff(runtime,core-classes and xml to be specific) is free to
implement for anyone?

to summarize:
tell me why it is IMPOSSIBLE for microsoft to hurt/stop mono
development. i already heard why it is not probable.