Microsoft To Mono: Not Without A License

Microsoft has announced that they will not permit alternative .NET
implementations (Mono) to create their own versions of Avalon and
Indigo without a license. Since the terms of said license will most
likely conflict with the terms of the
GPL and
LGPL, these
technologies will not be available in Mono.

This is the kind of thing that really kills my interest in Microsoft
products. The primary reason I became interested in .NET was the premise
of an open, cross-platform development environment.

Thank you Microsoft for giving me one more reason not to upgrade to

Tags: Programming Microsoft Longhorn .NET