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internetnews.com: Race To Linux a 'Licensed' Affair

Oct 13, 2005, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The Race to Linux contest may also turn out to be a foot race in legal minutiae about software licenses.

"Announced last month by a group called 'The Code Project' and Mainsoft Corporation, the contest challenged developers to port three of Microsoft's ASP.NET starter kits from Windows to Linux. The Race to Linux contest offered contestants the following cross-platform tools: Open source scripting language PHP, Mainsoft's Grasshopper (a freely available plug-in to the Visual Studio .NET IDE, and SQL Server 2000) and the open source Mono project, which is sponsored by Novell..."

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