Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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RE: Big fekkin surprise
by somebody on Mon 13th Dec 2010 20:10 UTC in reply to "Big fekkin surprise"
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that's utter bull.

i'm not mono developer, but it is my preferred development environment beside vala. although i'm finding my self more and more writing in vala (if only it had reflection like .Net i'd move away from .Net long ago)

in most cases, what you hear from mono developers is complete silence and avoidance or answer with question "what is safe and not patented?". last is quite true in my eyes. everyone is so loud about mono and so quiet about other problems.

java for example is being under same wagon, now with oracle haunting it? well, it fares even worse. i don't hear people abolishing java from distributions.

trouble is that you can't write 5 lines of code and not infringe some non sense patent. in my eyes, computer patents should be abolished as there is no invention, it is pure rewrite of either normal event or behaivour in some other science. we're just using computer languages to write that.

Edited 2010-12-13 20:12 UTC

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