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 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: There is no argument"
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Because JavaScript is not a submission that is the work of only one company, it has umpteen implementations proven and running on umpteen platforms and ECMAScript is also an ISO standard.

So what? You say that like it makes a difference and it doesn't. A lot of patents are so generic, that they can be used on different languages, like most of the .NET patents. They can be applied anywhere. Fighting against Mono when the real issue is software patents themselves is just plain ignorant.

Ahhhhhh. Someone give him a hug. When you're in a tight corner then tell everyone that it's because they hate Microsoft. Listen to yourself.

If that's not the reason then explain to me why Mono is more of a threat than any other language or piece of FOSS software when Microsoft has so many patents they can be applied just about anywhere in the FOSS world. You're singling out Mono for a reason but you haven't validated your reason.

What Microsoft is doing is a very clear "You can do whatever you like, but keep off our turf" message, but you just do not want to see it do you?

More Microsoft hatred. The picture is a lot muddier than you think it is. If Microsoft's message is really what you indicate why have they helped with Mono and Moonlight in particular? Why did they release free codecs for Moonlight? Your message seems like one giant conspiracy theory to me.

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