[Mono-list] Develop "patent-safe" with mono - How?

Adam Tauno Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Tue Nov 25 09:48:24 EST 2008

> I've read through the the article about mono licencing trying to
> figure out how to *practically* work with mono and never face any
> microsoft related patenting issues.
> On the paragraph "Patent" on the site http://mono-project.com/License
> you say that:
> Could patents be used to completely disable Mono?
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ...For Linux server and desktop development, we only need the ECMA
> components, and things that we have developed (like Gtk#) or Apache
> integration.
> That is excactly what I want: Targeting the linux server and desktop
> development only. The problem is I'm not sure if I understand this
> correctly.
> - Do you say that as long you are working on a non-Microsoft plattform
> you are on the safe side?
> - Or is there something like a patent-safe mono stack?

If you seriously need this kind of advice you should contact legal  
council [a lawyer] and not a mailing list.

On the other hand,  I don't think the often-trumpetted issues have  
much legitimacy;  just take a look at the number of companies (who do  
employ there own legal council) developing real solutions and products  
on mono.

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