Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 21st May 2004 01:17 UTC
Mono Project The tomato war between Red Hat, Novell and the developer Gnome community about Mono and its legal safety continued today. Novell's Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza replied to yesterday's editorial by Red Hat's Seth Nickell. Later, Red Hat's Havoc Pennington replied to Nat and Gnome's Andrew Sobala also threw a few (metallic) cents too. For future episodes, bookmark PlanetGnome (unverified rumors circulating on IRC claim that eggs might be used next if there is no sign of their lawyers meeting with Microsoft to try to give an end to the saga). In any case, you don't want to miss this.
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by Paul on Fri 21st May 2004 02:42 UTC

Why does the link for Seth Nickell above go to Miguel's page? I know Miguels page does provide the proper link -

I think hohum above makes a very valid point when noting the difference between Mono and Wine or Samba. I've always had this feeling when reading ra-ra's about Mono that the desire is to remove other options from the table.

It scares me a bit that given legal questions *no one* can entirely dismiss, someone would gamble gnome or other large oss projects on this. I know mono has its fans, and I can also appreciate some of its technical aspects, but this is the one thing in the oss world that has me casting a weary eye.