Hmm, found something which is interesting.
Only problem is I can’t find a way to make it directly relevant to Planet KDE, where my blog is aggregated, and pasta knows we can’t have a non-KDE-related post ever hit Planet KDE. </snark>
Well, maybe in this case I’ll make an exception: Miguel de Icaza has announced that Microsoft will place C# and the .NET CLR under its Community Promise (i.e. they promise not to sue about patent infringement for implementations which meet all the required elements of the spec).
The wording seems slightly vague to me (could they sue a project that was hosting a .NET implementation before they managed to complete all the required portions of the ECMA spec? It seems to me that they could) but it’s a positive step at least.
I never really felt the need to switch to C# so I guess I’ll just continue to sit and watch on the sidelines. It is nice to see Microsoft trying to make explicitly clear that open source implementations of C# and .Net are not in their crosshairs. Maybe their lawyers have different tricks up their sleeves, but it looks good from here.