licensing problems with the Mono project's
open-source versions of Avalon and Indigo.
"The project administrator, Rodrigo Mazzilli, announced the project's launch on June 3 on the main Mono mailing list.
In this note, Mazzilli said, "MonoIndigo will be a free implementation of Longhorn's communication stack [code-named Indigo] on top of Mono."
"MonoIndigo will require Mono 2.0." This update of Mono isn't due out until 2006.
Nevertheless, "I've also started developing some straightforward things of Indigo, like its most common attributes and classes. We plan to first implement the default BasicProfileHttpBinding, which conforms to WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 [basically HTTP-SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)]." Thus, BasicProfileHttpBinding is the .Net equivalent to one of Web Services' fundamental protocols.
A few weeks later, Microsoft told The Register that "developers planning to clone Indigo or Avalon will have to first engage in talks on licensing the company's Intellectual Property."
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