Hi Omid, A couple of points: The Jalaali calendar, can you please tell me in which of the ECMA standards is it defined? The same about the locale definitions.
And next: You are saying that the Mono and DotGNU projects "are published under noncommercial shared-source licenses". I'm almost sure this is not the case. "shared-source" is the old Microsoft trick. Both of this two platforms (Mono and DotGNU) can be used for commercial purposes as well as non-commercial, both for free. You can read more about why a noncommercial-only license is not the best license at http://www.fsf.org/ Later, behdad On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Omid K. Rad wrote: > <<Iran Localization Info for Microsoft .NET>> > > > Hello every body, especially my friends at FarsiWeb, > > I'm trying to point out some things here (even though you might already > know) about .NET and our project. > > For your information: > > The .NET Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and the C# programming > language were submitted to ECMA and ISO/IEC International > standardization organizations a couple of years ago. The submissions > were ratified as standards after thorough investigations as: > > Standard ECMA-334 (C#) > http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-334.htm > > Standard ECMA-335 (CLI) > http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-335.htm > > Standard ISO/IEC 23270 (C#) > http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=36 > 768 > > Standard ISO/IEC 23271 (CLI) > http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=36 > 769 > > This resulted in raising many new open source movements over .NET in the > ICT community, amongst which there are three major projects by third > parties that intend to implement versions of the .NET Framework > conforming to the base implementations that Microsoft has done or is > already underway. Those are: > > The Ximian's Mono Project sponsored by UNIX > http://www.go-mono.com > > Free Software Foundation's Portable .NET > http://www.dotgnu.org/pnet.html > > Corel's Rotor (Microsoft SSCLI) for FreeBSD > http://msdn.microsoft.com/net/sscli > > > All of these implementations are published under noncommercial > shared-source licenses. This means we will have .NET applications > running on a vast number of platforms quite soon, to name a handful: > Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, HP-UX, and Mac OS X. We have also a > choice of more than 20 programming languages to choose from: APL, COBOL, > Component Pascal, Eiffel, Fortran, Haskell, Jscript.NET, Mercury, > Oberon, Pascal, Perl, Python, Smalltalk, Visual Basic.NET, C# , Managed > C++, etc. > > To make applications more interoperable between different platforms, all > of the implementations of CLI consider implementing the fundamental > namespaces in the .NET Framework Class Library that reflect closely to > what Microsoft releases. These don't include namespaces such as > Microsoft.*, yet include those that are referred to as pure .NET > namespaces which System.Globalization namespace is one of them. > > The System.Globalization is also available in .NET Compact Framework - a > lighter version of the framework that installs on handheld devices. > > In the "Iran Localization Info for Microsoft .NET" project (IranL10nInfo > for short) we have selected to work only on those parts of .NET that are > in the System.Globalization namespace (pure .NET). Any changes that > Microsoft mekes on them are indirectly ported to every non-Microsoft > implementations of the Class Library. > > Moreover, this project will automatically produce a good layout of > information fields that we can simply use for other languages like Tajik > and Afghan. > > > So, we are trying to resolve some locale issues far beyond Microsoft - a > big name. > > > > All the best, > Omid > ______________________________________________________ > Iran Localization Info for Microsoft .NET > http://www.idevcenter.com/projects/iranl10ninfo/draft/ > > > Other Open Source developments over ECMA CLI: > > Intel Lab's OCL (Open CLI Library) > http://sourceforge.net/projects/ocl/ > > Platform.NET > http://sourceforge.net/projects/platformdotnet/ > > > > Articles: > > Linux World - Bringing the CLI to Open Source (Article) > http://www.linuxworld.com/story/39216.htm?DE=1 > > Devx - Peeking under the Lid of Open Source .NET CLI Implementations > http://www.devx.com/devx/article/9725 > > > > Microsoft Open Source: > > MSDN - ECMA Standardization > http://msdn.microsoft.com/net/ecma/ > > MSDN - The Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) > http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/using/understanding/cli > > Microsoft Share Source Home Page: > http://www.microsoft.com/sharedsource/ > > > > --behdad behdad.org _______________________________________________ PersianComputing mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/persiancomputing