Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jun 2009 21:29 UTC
Mono Project We've had a lot of debates recently on the merits - or dangers - of Mono. We've had troubles with how Microsoft views Mono and whether or not everyone is safe using it, but we also had a public back-and-forth among Debian maintainers. During all this, Richard Stallman remained pretty mum on the issue, today he broke the silence on the FSF website.
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Use it with portable.net or parts of Mono.
by Bonus on Wed 1st Jul 2009 13:40 UTC
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If I can use C# with portable.net and that is not patented then that should be fine. RMS is jumping to conclusions too quickly.
Do your project in Mono, but just avoid the libs that are most likely to be patented like Mono's ASP.NET.
Any company that just uses Mono or .NET blind-face probably wont last long anyway.
For him to say not use C# is biased, right?
C# in and of it's self is just, yet another language, and if people like it then good. It doesn't matter, just avoid what is patented so you can have optimal strength to port and convert down the road. But C# itself will no doubt remain.

Also C#, like C++, is a free standard. There are plenty of C++ add-on libraries that are patented as well just the same as C#. It's the same but the standards are free.

Edited 2009-07-01 13:48 UTC

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