Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 1st Apr 2005 10:58 UTC
Novell and Ximian One of the highlights of Joe Barr's trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell.
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Again, the facts
by Bert Plat on Fri 1st Apr 2005 17:11 UTC

A client happens to be written in Mono because someone got a bee in their bonnet about WinFS and thought "Oooo!", but a client implementation of iFolder doesn't need Mono. Saying that iFolder is written in Mono (as Nat etc. and others have said) is totally wrong because iFolder has been around for quite a while and the server side is not written with it at all. They gave the impression it was something new when a client was written with Mono.

Mr. Know-it-all must get his facts straightened out. If you knew anything about iFolder you'd've known that iFolder 3 has been rewritten from the ground up, and only has some functionality in common with iFolder 2. Server side iFolder 3 is Mono-based. Go download the public beta, if you don't believe me.

I don't mind David bashing Mono, or Miguel, or mount any of his other hobbyhorses, but his disregard of the facts apropos iFolder casts doubt on any of his other assertions.