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 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: There is no argument"
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It still is a difference to know that Microsoft actually HAS patents which are necessarily infringed by Mono and Microsoft is willing to ENFORCE them as soon as it can gain some advantage by this, or some hypothetical patents which may be in the hands of somebody or not who might as well be completely ignorant to all entities who cannot pay large amounts of money.

Have you seen some of the patents? They are generic enough to cover ANY language not just .NET. That's one of the biggest misunderstandings about the whole Mono initiative. People are so afraid of Microsoft's patents without realizing they are just as effective without Mono. Like I said before if you're going to worry about software patents with Mono then you might as well hide under a rock because Mono doesn't make you any more or less susceptible to those patent claims.

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