[Mono-list] I need help with FUD

Jiří Zárevúcký zarevucky.jiri at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 18:42:01 EST 2009

2009/1/16 neptune235 <muchomuse at gmail.com>:
> And if that is correct, how can I show to people exactly what that totally
> free part of Mono is? The FUD is so vague, I get the impression that the
> entirety of this project is patented by Microsoft, but when I look for
> details I'm not seeing it. Is there some way I can show people that this
> isn't the case?

In my opinion, .NET isn't at all some "Microsoft thing". The most of
it just implements useful functionality that is generally used in many
other languages/frameworks. Also, some (many) parts look like a mere
imitation (and sometimes improvement) of Java class library. How can
someone threaten you for implementation or using such generally
available functionality? If we claim core mono runtime to be
patent-safe, then all the other parts must be inherently too. Or am I

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