Marko Schulz wrote:
> And they are in an awkward area. MS has stated several times, that
> they don't think it is possible to implement a full .NET-clone without
> any patent infringement. :-/

OTOH MS have explicitly said that they expect others to create CLRs
for non-Windows environments, and "believe" that the C# language spec
should be open also. Quite a few parties are generating IL from their
languages already. It'll be interesting to see how it pans out. I doubt
that a CLR would by itself violate any MS patents, the basic technology
has been around for ages.

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Clifford Heath