Getting mono into FC extras

Paul paul at
Sat Mar 19 15:06:02 UTC 2005


> >>
> >> 
> >> the most important phrase is: "there is probably nothing legally
> >> binding about that statement"
> >
> >"I have no reason to believe, however, that
> >Microsoft has changed its mind about its plan of that time to offer
> >royalty-free licenses on essential patents with respect to any products
> >implementing the ECMA standard."
> >
> >This would seem to be a far more important phrase.
> Not from a legal perspective. :)


> Of course, it does provide hope that Microsoft might give a patent
> grant. I don't personally care about C# or .NET at all, but if someone
> out there does, why not ask Microsoft for a patent grant?

At the bottom is the patent issue. From my reading of it, the Mono
project has already exceeded the bounds of the patent (or something like


"It is often said that something cannot be libel if it is the truth.
This has had to be amended to 'something cannot be libel if it is the
truth or if the bank balance says otherwise'" - US Today
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