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 Seo Sanghyeon on Fri 21st May 2004 07:52 UTC

zirzop made a valid point. Mono is a good advertisement for Linux. Mono makes Linux buzzword-compliant. Maybe Mono is technically superior to C, C++, or Java. (I don't believe it is better than Python, but it is also true Python is not yet mainstream or buzzword-compliant. I admit it.) It's all good and fine.

But moving GNOME to Mono is a very different topic. Until patent issues are resolved, I am all against using Mono as a basis for Free softwares. Didn't Miguel himself once said he started GNOME because KDE maybe is "free enough" but not free? .NET looks "free enough", but it is not free. And whole point of GNOME is to be free. Face it.