[Mono-devel-list] -Wecma, -Wgpl
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at ximian.com
Sat Nov 20 21:12:35 EST 2004
> Adding the warning -Wecma to the classes of the system level would the
> people responsible for having an entirely free OS give better sleeps,
> and I think it could the the Java- C# -war from this side.
Your idea is interesting.
But I wanted to correct you on something: the whole Mono stack is a free
The paranoia that people have of non-ECMA components has nothing to do
with the freeness of the code. It has to do with the fear that
Microsoft might have a patent on the pieces that are not covered by
But people afraid of software patents should probably do something else
than software development. The fact that Microsoft has granted a RAND
+RF license to the ECMA components does not mean that someone *else*
might not have a patent on a core technology of Mono (or anything else
for that matter; For reference google `Kodak Java Sun patent').
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