Article:
  Will Mono Become the Preferred Platform for Linux Development?
Subject:   Patent isses with Microsoft remain a problem.
Date:   2004-03-11 21:01:55
From:   aminorex
Response to: Patent isses with Microsoft remain a problem.

> There is NO way to work-around the issue, no
> amount of renaming the API calls or reimplementing
> the methords used will invalidate the patents.


How true. Why, even doing your development in
Java or KDE/C++ or CommonLISP won't invalidate the
patents.


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  • Patent isses with Microsoft remain a problem.
    2004-03-11 23:49:06  nzheretic [View]

    There are cases where Microsoft has patented the use of the technology on the .NET platform.

    One of the best examples is Patent No 20030028685: Application program interface for network software platform ties many uses of XML to the .NET platform.

    It does not matter if has been done before in Java, Perl, Linux, Windows, Mac etc. What Microsoft has done is patented the use of those menthords on .NET.