Mark Shuttleworth's Stance on Mono Inside Ubuntu
Feb 23, 2008, 09:00 (31 Talkback[s])
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"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.
"Yesterdayâ€™s announcement from Microsoft
suggests that they have come round to the view that patent
litigation is not an effective strategy for them..."