Microsoft to issue "Community Promise" for C# and CLI

Posted by Yuioup on Jul 7, 2009 6:26 AM EDT
Miguel de Icaza's web log; By Miguel de Icaza
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First the big news: Microsoft will be applying the Community Promise patent licensing to both C# and the CLI. The announcement was done by Peter Galli at Microsoft over at Port25. A few months ago we approached Bob Muglia and Brian Goldfarb (@bgoldy) at Microsoft with a request to clarify the licensing situation for the ECMA standards covering C# and the CLI (also ISO standards, for the ISO loving among you). Previously Microsoft had detailed the patent license plans and today they have delivered on those plans. Astute readers will point out that Mono contains much more than the ECMA standards, and they will be correct. In the next few months we will be working towards splitting the jumbo Mono source code that includes ECMA + A lot more into two separate source code distributions. One will be ECMA, the other will contain our implementation of ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Winforms and others.

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