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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Mono is a trojan horse
by shapeshifter on Wed 12th Mar 2008 19:24 UTC
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2006-09-19

placed inside the Linux community.
And Miquel is riding.

Anybody who can read and has been around for a while knows what Microsoft is about.
Microsoft is a convicted monopolist, which makes it a criminal organization, equivalent to a mafia engaged in organized crime.

If history has anything to say, then it clearly shows that Microsoft doesn't take prisoners.

And sensible people don't associate or make deals with criminals.

But why are we surprised about Novell making deals with Microsoft and pushing that trojan horse called Mono?

Microsoft already killed Novell once before, remember Netware anyone?
Novell is now just a zombie doing Microsoft's dirty work.
Or kind of like that greasy haired, sweaty weasel informant running hunched to the big boss making reports on its progress.
I'd rather stick my fingers into a snake pit than touch Mono.

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RE: Mono is a trojan horse
by fretinator on Wed 12th Mar 2008 20:13 in reply to "Mono is a trojan horse"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

True, that Linux dude really made a mistake when he decided to make a Free implementation of that Unix stuff. He put us all at risk. He should have known that ATT, er... Novell, er... SCO, er... TigerDirect would come after us some day to get that UNIX license from us. It was all a secret plot by Linux to get us to submit to running AIX.

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RE[2]: Mono is a trojan horse
by fretinator on Wed 12th Mar 2008 22:11 in reply to "RE: Mono is a trojan horse"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

True, that Linux dude really made a mistake when he decided to make a Free implementation of that Unix stuff. He put us all at risk. He should have known that ATT, er... Novell, er... SCO, er... TigerDirect would come after us some day to get that UNIX license from us. It was all a secret plot by Linux to get us to submit to running AIX.


Bad spelling, too late - replace Linux above with Linus.

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RE[2]: Mono is a trojan horse
by segedunum on Thu 13th Mar 2008 01:49 in reply to "RE: Mono is a trojan horse"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

True, that Linux dude really made a mistake when he decided to make a Free implementation of that Unix stuff.


Independent implementations were developed that followed the Unix model loosely, as well is implementing a genuinely open standard such as Posix. GNU stands for GNU is Not Unix, remember. Implementing a set of standards that are licensed for an unspecified amount of time under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, and where you're following these standards, is a bit of a different ball game and it's simply not one worth playing.

As a comparison, you could create a runtime environment inspired by the CLR, but which doesn't follow the ECMA core, and create APIs that look vaguely like the .Net framework but which don't map to it one-to-one, and you'd be in the clear - and Microsoft's own patent text would confirm it for you!

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RE: Mono is a trojan horse
by Bit_Rapist on Wed 12th Mar 2008 20:57 in reply to "Mono is a trojan horse"
Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

Microsoft is a convicted monopolist, which makes it a criminal organization, equivalent to a mafia engaged in organized crime.

Not to get off subject here but if you actually read about the case you'll find that MS was tried in a civil court of law.

Using the logic that any individual or company convicted in any court (civil or criminal) puts them on equal footing with organized crime is ridiculous at best.

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RE: Mono is a trojan horse
by Soulbender on Thu 13th Mar 2008 05:45 in reply to "Mono is a trojan horse"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Microsoft is a convicted monopolist, which makes it a criminal organization, equivalent to a mafia engaged in organized crime.


Your grasp of the legal system is hilariously bad.

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