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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politics vs technical
by Daniel on Fri 28th May 2004 13:07 UTC

It seems to me Red Hat are acting like politicians. They keep answering the statements they would like to answer rather than what was actually said. Let me explain: The Red Hat side keep saying we won't do this because you are raising the threat of forks etc... however what the Mono side is debating is the fact that Red Hat won't ship Mono. Obviously they feel Mono could benefit Gnome but they are happy to have this debated by the community on technical (and legal) merit. This is clearly the impression I get when reading the Gnome mailing lists. Red Hat are trying to throw around their weight in politics and Ximian are trying to throw around their weight on the technical side. Though I'll always be concerned with legal issues I know which side I'm more inclined to trust.