Which part of my post is untrue? The M$ and SCO long standing business relationship or the BitKeeper story? Is it not true that M$ called the free software movement a cancer and communism? Is it not true that M$ claimed multiple times that Linux kernel infringes
on its IP? And I couldn't care less that you as the company BS men don't like to read about it.
I often don't agree with you, but I think the possibility of MS suing is like epsilon - larger than zero..
In the same way AT&T could sue Linux developers because they maybe own patents related to unix. Does that mean we should abandon Linux because AT&T might sue?
Still, MS suing over Mono would be monumental, as not only would it cause incredible harm to some foss projects, they would also lose any goodwill that they seem they've been trying to get in foss comunity with open sourcing some of their projects and supporting some open
technologies. It would also mean that they can forget about their standars if they chose to randomly sue guys that implement their standards, so it would also hurt their projects like OOXML.
That said, maybe I'll start GTK# project in not that distant future, I want it to be cross-plaform but it seems C# is the only sane option. I don't want doing C(++) for desktop application (memory safety), Java is generally lame (event system!), python and
ruby are slow (and I don't like languages that are not in the end compiled to machine code, it feels dirty) and any functional language works like communism (on paper). If MS sues I'll rewrite it in Vala, but I won't touch it now as it's (imo) not mature just