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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And regarding Mono
by zirzop on Fri 21st May 2004 07:43 UTC


Just realize it; world will not migrate ot Python/D/Whatever language. You may like/love it. It may be technically superior; but they all will be small players.

I think what Miguel is getting right here is the fact that; Linux should be "wise" businesswise. I can see that some of open source people do not like that idea, as they want to be the "cool guy who does magic with software that is hard to use".

But to get new developers and some commerical companies to build software for linux; the community should come up with good API's. Mono will do that. Yeah, MS can/will try to stop it some time. But having Mono on board, will help then.

Can't you see the buzz that Mono created ? You get Mono articles all over the web. With Mono, Linux is entering to the radar of Windows Programmers. This is good. Once they start their Linux journey, they will love it.

I think Mono is the biggest advertisement that Linux could ever get.