SMac wrote:Very little people seem to get it.. the CLI itself is an ECMA standard. C# is an ECMA standard. this means you, your grandpappy, or academia can go out and build your own CLI yourself..
But certain parts of the base class library - which is what makes the whole thing useful - are not http://www.go-mono.com/faq.html#patents. The parts are ASP.Net, ADO.Net and Windows.Forms.