"The so-claimed patents that apply to the IP in codecs and the proprietary-to-Micorsoft parts of Mono (such as Windows.forms, ADO.NET and ASP.NET) are all pure-software, pure mathematics. In the EU, patents should not apply. They shouldn't even apply in the US, in light of decisions such as in re Bilski. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_re_Bilski. Why then would you try to pretend that people may not write their own GPLv3-licensed implementations of these pieces of math? Why must we be beholden instead to corporate megacorporations who want to charge us money for jam?"