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ZDNet UK: Linux .Net comes under threat

Jul 20, 2001, 13:51 (61 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lem Bingley)

The attempt to have Mono work with Microsoft's .NET may already be in jeopardy, as Microsoft officials warn that licensing issues could prevent Open Source software from being used with .NET code.

"The Mono project founders plan to exploit key .Net technology specifications that Microsoft has submitted to standards body ECMA. However, [Tony] Goodhew [program manager in Microsoft's developer products group], said ECMA allows technology submitters to license their intellectual property, to retain control over implementation. Goodhew said Microsoft will publish licence terms covering 'all the intellectual property we believe will be required to implement [the core dot-Net] standard' prior to the ECMA general assembly in December."

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