[Mono-list] Is it Mono safe?
Miguel de Icaza
Thu, 20 May 2004 12:42:50 -0400
> Miguel and Novell legal staff are currently conducting a formal patent review
> of mono, and the team had already split up the components of mono into
> separate ECMA-based and non-ECMA components (WinForms, ADO.NET, etc) to
> clearly define what RedHat and others could make use of.
> Importantly, Miguel also said that Ximian had a letter from Microsoft, Intel
> and HP stating that they would offer *royalty-free* RAND licensing to the
> ECMA-submitted components of .NET. [Aside: He said they were kicking around
> catchy names like 'polio' or 'cholera' to distinguish the free and non-free
> stacks] I told Miguel he should publicize the letter more because it was such
> a relief to me, but he said it would be premature to promote this before the
> patent review was complete in case other infringement was uncovered.
Just for the record, the name is not `polio' or `cholera', its either
`poly' or `color', but the opposite of Mono (poly=many, mono=single;
color vs single color) ;-)