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, The-Source.com 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[3]: Poty
by michi on Tue 14th Dec 2010 12:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Poty"
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What's that supposed to solve? It's just running on top of a JVM and solves nothing in regard to patents.


First, there is a legal binding patent grant from Sun/Oracle: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/jdk-6u21-doc-license.txt

But that's not my point. My point is, if one chooses a platform based on technical aspects, there is no reason to use Mono. Scala is a much better language than C# oder F#. The JVM, especially the garbage collector and the Java class library (especially things like SoftReferences, NIO, java.util.concurrent.*) are much better than what .Net/Mono has to offer.

Edited 2010-12-14 12:47 UTC

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