Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Oct 2008 10:37 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Mono Project The Mono project has released Mono 2.0. As most of you will know, Mono is an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other operating systems. The 2.0 release comes packed with new features, the main ones being the compiler upgrade to C# 3.0 with support for LINQ, as well as the inclusion of ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and System.Windows.Forms 2.0. The release notes detail all the changes and new features.
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supercompman
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2008-09-14

A properly packaged distro, even if it comes with Mono and dependent applications, just uninstall the packages... it's not going to break Gnome... ever. The Gnome team has time and time again made this perfectly clear. No core Gnome component uses Mono. Mono is supported as a development platform if a developer so chooses. There may be some questions about the legality of SOME pieces of Mono, but there are NO questions about the legal status of the Gnome code. There is also no question about the legal status of the C# language. There is no rational reason to stop using either one. How can Microsoft spread patent FUD about either one of these technologies? C# is a good language. Java is a good language. Writing a compiler or runtime engine for either of these languages is most certainly legal. The only things that might not be legal (and I strongly emphasize might) are some of the libraries that Mono provides... if you wonder about the legal status of the winforms, don't use them; it's as simple as that. There are lots of applications out there that are questionably legal... Sco was claiming that the Linux kernel contained such questionable code, does that mean no one should use Linux, even though Sco never had a leg to stand on in the court room? What makes anyone think that by not using these technologies, you'll be any safer from patent questions/legal actions? At any point ANY technology, far more core to the open source software and free software movements (or outside of software entirely even) could come into question.

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