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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#Shapeshifter V.90
by 5oft on Fri 21st May 2004 04:11 UTC

"...is what's going to happen if nobody can settle on Mono, for whatever reasons (polital, social, legal). Are people really willing to drop back to incomplete language bindings (have to be rolled seperately, you know!) with a dozen different wrappers that all work strangely and require its own set of documentation, or poorly implemented Java clones that only do "a little" of Java, or having to make a seperate binding for each language that wants to hook into a UI, and having to learn that language's different use of string? "

You mean, what has been working for years? I guess not. I guess Mono is too good, and they will risk everything just to have the pleasure of running it and to offer a better development and deployment environments to the developers locked with the MS proprietary technologies.