Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Nov 2006 21:56 UTC
Mono Project Some interesting bits of his blog entry in which De Icaza replies to emails he has received concerning the Novell-Microsoft deal: "I do not know of any patents which Mono infringes. (...) Although I did not take part of the actual negotiations, and was only told about this deal less than a week before the announcement, I had been calling for a long time for a collaboration between Microsoft and Open Source and Microsoft and Novell. (...) Similar deals have been done in the past, in 1997 Microsoft signed a similar deal with Apple, and Apple used that agreement and the incoming monies to turn the company around. Sun signed a similar agreement with Microsoft in 2004, which at the time I realized enabled Sun to ship Mono on Solaris (which we already supported at that time)."
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by Get a Life on Sun 5th Nov 2006 01:41 UTC in reply to "DotGNU"
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The reasons that people are wary of Mono are endemic to any implementation of the .NET platform. The same thing, only less developed and under the GPL, doesn't really rectify any problem except maybe hatred for Novell or something.

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by KenJackson on Sun 5th Nov 2006 03:50 in reply to "RE: DotGNU"
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reasons ... are endemic to any implementation of the .NET platform

Yes, there is certainly some truth there. But I think some actually found technical merit in .NET (unlike ActiveX, which is a security nightmare).

And then there is the prospect of using Microsoft's own tactic of embrace and extend right back at them.

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