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ADTmag: Timing is Everything

May 21, 2004, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Gunderloy)

"Two online essays touching on software patents recently crossed my browser window. The first is Seth Nickell's 'Why Mono is Currently An Unacceptable Risk.' Nickell is a Gnome developer (that's Gnome the open source software project, not gnome who lives in the garden), and his essay discusses his reasons for not wanting to base any work on the Mono open-source .NET implementation. The second essay is Microsoft's 'Patents Pending,' part of their continuing 'Microsoft on the Issues' series. Coming two days after Nickell's piece, this will no doubt strike some folks as the official response from Redmond, though a moment's thought will convince most reasonable observers that it must have been planned long before..."

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