Here's some news to pacify (perhaps) the anti-Mono crowd: Microsoft will apply its Community Promise to the C# language and CLI execution framework. Essentially, this means that anyone can implement a C# compiler and the CLI without the threat of Microsoft jumping in and throwing patent claims around.
Miguel de Icaza's response is good reading - "I am overflowing with joy right now." Of course, Mono is more than the language and the CLI; consequently the Mono team will now split the codebase up into two parts, those which are covered by the Community Process and those which aren't.
What do you think - is this the end of Mono-bashing? Should Gnome move over entirely to C#? Or are you responding to Microsoft's moves with a deeply furrowed brow and standard dose of scepticism?
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