Posicionamento do Icaza sobre o acordo entre Microsoft e Novell
Miguel de Icaza expõe seu posicionamento, aborda o assunto em relação ao desenvolvimento do Mono e fala de questões como patentes de software e colaboração.
“The Mono strategy for dealing with these technologies is as follows: (1) work around the patent by using a different implementation technique that retains the API, but changes the mechanism; if that is not possible, we would (2) remove the pieces of code that were covered by those patents, and also (3) find prior art that would render the patent useless.
This is what we would have done before the agreement, and that is what we will continue to do.
Not providing a patented capability would weaken the interoperability, but it would still provide the free software / open source software community with good development tools, which is the primary reason for developing Mono.” — Miguel de Icaza
Referência: Apple and the Microsoft Deal