Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"
Posted Feb 8, 2013 16:07 UTC (Fri) by khim
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Parent article: Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"
Explicit patent grants only cover small piece of C# (basically only the part which were proposed to become an ISO standard). Large parts of contemporary C# are not covered by these grants. This means that either you'll be forced to use obsolete version of C# (which will irritate many users) or you'll need to try to sidestep patents and implement the functionality in non-infringing way (as was done with FAT). Add the fact that this stuff is produced by a company with known history of such bait-and-switch tactic (FAT patents, again) and the only conclusion is: never.
As I've said: C# is nicer language then many other contenders but for legal reason it's non-starter.
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