Apache on participation in the JCP
Posted Nov 10, 2010 0:53 UTC (Wed) by Ed_L.
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Where's Mono is a good question. Certainly, Microsoft made some patent pledges wrt ECMA .NET 1.1 Spec, but the Microsoft implementation is at 4.x something at present, which Mono tries to track. Also, what with Chash/.NET trying to be "a better Java than Java" (albeit limited to Windows...) it's unclear upon which Snoracle Java VM patents .NET might read. Whatever they are, they're presumably covered by the omnibus $1.6 billion SUN/Microsoft settlement of 2004. For Windows. Hard to see how Microsoft could unilaterally extend SUN patents elsewhere even if they wanted to.
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