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Mark Shuttleworth's Stance on Mono Inside Ubuntu

Feb 23, 2008, 09:00 (31 Talkback[s])

"At this stage we see no significant issues with patents and Mono. There is a risk of a patent claim against almost any component of Ubuntu--across every jurisdiction in which Ubuntu ships, the patent minefield is too complex. Our view is that we can deal with patent suits if they arise, but removing or re-engineering the relevant components.

"Yesterday’s announcement from Microsoft suggests that they have come round to the view that patent litigation is not an effective strategy for them..."

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