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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RE[6]: Destructive
by jpobst on Wed 12th Mar 2008 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Destructive"
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I was going more for first release, project announcements aren't worth much without code, not that Wikipedia has much history or dates on either project. The best I could find was from Parrot's page, their first release:

Simon 0.0.1 2001-Sep-10

The best I could find for Mono was their 0.3 release announcement:
dated July 12, 2001

So it definitely wasn't a year, I apologize. My point was that neither Parrot nor Vala were established, released projects that Mono people chose to ignore so they could rewrite everything from scratch.

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RE[7]: Destructive
by monodeldiablo on Wed 12th Mar 2008 19:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Destructive"
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And my point was that it didn't matter if they were established projects, since Parrot closely matched the Mono group's aims and was in existence at the time.

If you want to build a skyscraper, would you prefer to start with an existing, well-engineered foundation, or would you run off to dig your own hole and start from scratch yourself? If this was the closed-source world, I'd understand Mono's actions, but in the FOSS universe, it doesn't make much sense.

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