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Re: Fedora meeting Mono Half-Way



On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 07:21 -0500, Benjy Grogan wrote:
> On 12/15/05, Patrick Barnes <nman64 n-man com> wrote:
>         Benjy Grogan wrote:
>         > Hello:
>         >
>         > I know this topic has been mentioned over and over, and
>         everyone is
>         > irritated by it.  But why not meet the Mono project
>         half-way?  Why
>         > can't the hal-sharp and the dbus-sharp, and gtk-sharp
>         add-ons be 
>         > included in the fedora packages?
>         Patents
> 
> 
> There are patents in Mono.  But what patent is there in a mono binding
> do d-bus?  D-bus has no patent issues..  So a mono binding is just
> like a c++ binding, or a c binding.. or any binding. 
> 
> I'm talking about including the mono bindings in Fedoro system
> libraries.
> 
> I can't see how there would be a patent in a mono binding for d-bus?

Because you have to have Mono first, before you can build the bindings
for dbus/hal/etc.  And to make the bindings useful, you must build them.

Dan



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