Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian We were well aware that Novell had put itself on the market, coyly winking at passers-by, displaying its... Assets. VMware was a contender, but things have played out entirely different: Novell has been bought by Attachmate Corp., with a Microsoft-led consortium buying unspecified intellectual property from Novell.
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RE[6]: rms was right- as usual
by lemur2 on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: rms was right- as usual"
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HAHAH. Yeah, because you can't re-implement libraries. Only official AT&T Unix has libc!

Well, this point is the very crux of the debate, isn't it?

Certainly Microsoft's PR and legal department would want you to believe that you can't re-implement libraries replicating Microsoft proprietary technologies without a paid-for license from Microsoft.

Who am I to argue?

But, more to the point ... why argue? Why not simply shun Mono and use decent alternative applications that are readily available and at least as functional? Much simpler.

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