Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 23:28 UTC, submitted by irbis
Mono Project "Does GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza's backflip over the Novell-Microsoft deal a few days ago mean that he has finally been convinced that he is on a one-way path to nowhere? Has he realised that his own project, Mono, is actually putting GNOME on a development track that can leave it open to patent claims one day? And has he realised that creating Moonlight, a clone of Microsoft's Silverlight, (with which the company hopes to trump Adobe's Flash) is not going to advance the cause of free software one iota?"
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all politics
by djames on Wed 12th Mar 2008 01:23 UTC
djames
Member since:
2006-04-18

Have you all wondered if Microsoft/Novell deal is a propaganda from Microsoft to stall MONO's future?

Are companies going to invest in MONO? NO.
Are developers willing to invest in MONO for their job's sake? NO.

Why? Because they don't know what the future holds.

And if you do invest in it - is there a possibility a lawsuit would force you to switch to an alternative solution by our good friends at Microsft. YES

Edited 2008-03-12 01:25 UTC

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RE: all politics
by Almafeta on Wed 12th Mar 2008 01:28 in reply to "all politics"
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2007-02-22

Are companies going to invest in MONO? NO.


If you change that to "Have companies invested in MONO," you would get a "Yes."

Edited 2008-03-12 01:29 UTC

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RE: all politics
by google_ninja on Wed 12th Mar 2008 02:13 in reply to "all politics"
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2006-02-05

Companies are have already invested in mono. Developers are getting paid to work full time on mono. Mono is under an ECMA standard, so the core technology is safe (what is up for debate is extra stuff like winforms or the asp.net port) Fairly large companies (Second Life for example, but there are others) are already using mono as a robust scripting engine. There isn't really any chance they would be sued, as the core technology which they use is under ECMA.

Your entire post is almost a poster child of the massive amounts of FUD that are being spread around this project. There are legitimate concerns around mono, but you didn't even touch on any of them.

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RE[2]: all politics
by djames on Wed 12th Mar 2008 06:49 in reply to "RE: all politics"
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2006-04-18

"There isn't really any chance they would be sued, as the core technology which they use is under ECMA."

I apologize. Instead of stating the two words "Microsoft" and "lawsuit" I should have clearly used "Microsoft" and "f*cking over a project without the court system".


"There are legitimate concerns around mono, but you didn't even touch on any of them."

You've proved my point WHY Fortune 500 companies are not investing in MONO.

MONO has one advantage. MIGRATION. Company wants to port their Windows .NET infrastructure to Linux? Use MONO as the bridge and gradually port. Company wants to move from Linux to MS .NET? Use MONO.

As you notice, it's a whole lot easier to port from Windows .NET to Linux using MONO. HENCE A THREAT TO MICROSOFT. Do I need to remind you Microsoft makes $$$ on middle tier infrastructure?

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