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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: Why is it always about Mono?
by gnufreex on Thu 25th Nov 2010 09:59 UTC in reply to "Why is it always about Mono?"
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Only time will tell but in all the years it has been since Mono was introduced and people started frothing at the mouth about its connections to MS I haven't once been prevented by MS from using Mono software. "Ah but what about the future" they say. We'll see. I'm not too worried.

It would be very stupid of Microsoft to prevent you from using Mono now, when nothing of importance depend on it. What would they gain? They would just ruin their carefully set up trap and make no damage in the process.

They are still in the bait faze, switch comes later whem de Icaza realize his dream to base GNOME 4.0 on Mono. When entire user experience depends on Mono. That is they aim of Team Apologista and Microsoft astroturfers all over the internet. Read "Evangelism is War" sometimes. Also you could read this to see how Microsoft operates and how they think of "open source"

If we all do the right thing and don't take the bait, "switch" phase will simply never come. Mono will simply fail to get critical mass needed to do any serious damage, and Microsoft will give up; they would go to set up another trap. You would probably say "I told you so, they wont sue" but I wouldn't mind as long as threat is removed.

What I would hate is seeing situating when we were right like this time, when Novell's sells its patents to Microsoft. Practically last Novell's move before it's death is another treason. That reassures we were right all along but I am not liking it. It sucks to be right sometimes.

Edited 2010-11-25 10:02 UTC

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