IP Concerns Overshadow Mono

by Steve Anglin

Related link: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2091693,00.html

Mono could quickly become mired in intellectual property difficulties. Tony Goodhew, a program manager in Microsoft's
developer products group, has warned that licensing problems might result if open source code is mixed with Microsoft's .NET source code. For more, check out this article, featured in ZDNet UK.

What are your thoughts?


2001-07-23 22:51:53
Monopoly and the point of standards
Microsoft is a monopoly. Rules for a monopoly are different for monopolies than for "normal" companies. When Microsoft makes .Net a standard, I wonder what the legal ramnifications are when MS tries to prevent third parties from implementing that standard.
What is the point of making things a standard when you do not allow for others to implements the "standards". I thought that a standard is something that is commonly accepted to be a standard.