On Patents, Promises and 'Ugly' Patches

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – It was once written that promises are most given when the least is said. Lately, however, a great deal has been said about Redmond's latest round of promises. For those who haven't been following the story, it all began when Microsoft's Peter Galli announced last week that his company had applied its "Community Promise" to the C# and CLI programming languages. The reassurance came in response to a request from Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Gnome and Mono projects, whose reaction was jubilant: "I am overflowing with joy right now." (General)