Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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RE[10]: Comment by kaiwai
by ndrw on Tue 7th Jul 2009 21:30 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Strength of Java or .Net lies not in the language itself but the platform. If you take libraries (or whole subsystems in this case), robust virtual machine and development tools out, what you are left with isn't worth more than Ocaml or Free Pascal (which are fine languages, BTW).

Now, with an equivalent language (Java) readily available (and not just the language, the whole portable platform, with multiple implementations from various vendors, including some very liberally licensed), why would anyone bother writing new applications with Mono? (Mono, not .Net, which is a good platform for writing Windows software).

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