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On Patents, Promises and 'Ugly' Patches

Jul 18, 2009, 07:05 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"'Overflowing With Joy'

"The reassurance came in response to a request from Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Gnome and Mono projects, for Microsoft to "clarify the licensing situation for the ECMA standards covering C# and the CLI," as de Icaza explained on his blog.

"That the promise did not include the non-ECMA portions of Mono didn't appear to trouble de Icaza, who was still jubilant with the result.

""I am overflowing with joy right now," he proclaimed after the announcement.

"The same could not be said, however, for many Linux bloggers."

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