Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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RE[6]: There is no argument
by abraxas on Sat 4th Apr 2009 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: There is no argument"
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.NET is Microsoft IP, some parts of which have been submitted by Microsoft as ECMA standards. It is vitally important to keep in mind the qualifier "parts of which".

Since Netscape donated their code to open source, I would imagine that there is some kind of accompanying pledge which prevents other parties from claiming after-the-fact patents in Javascript and other related technologies.

You assume but you don't know. In fact there is nothing preventing anyone from claiming a patent right on JS. Novell does in fact have an agreement with Microsoft to avoid lawsuits pertaining to Mono. You just made it more clear that this is about your feelings towards Microsoft and not about the ECMA's lack of protection, or any real "patent trap".

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