"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
""I am overflowing with joy right now," he proclaimed after the
"The same could not be said, however, for many Linux
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