On 10/23/07, Austin Ziegler <halostatue / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/23/07, John Lam (DLR) <jflam / microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Austin Ziegler [mailto:halostatue / gmail.com]:
> > > I think the biggest risk to IronRuby is the CLR, not the IronRuby
> > > implementation itself. As noted, that's in a reasonably open license.
> > I'm interested in why you think that the CLR is a risk? We've standardized CLR via the CLI and there is an open-source implementation of the CLR in Mono. DLR / IronRuby should just run on Mono in binary form.
>
> Long-term risk. Microsoft could change how the CLR works to penalize a
> forked IronRuby, at least in theory.

But in that way, you would still have Mono+ForkedIronRuby as an
alternative. I hope MS wouldn't do such a thing though.

Laurent