Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Sep 2005 18:50 UTC, submitted by kellym
Mono Project Mono project founder Miguel de Icaza claims that Microsoft prevented the open source project from holding a meeting at the company's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. Microsoft states on its conference Web site that its 'Birds of a Feather' sessions are proposed and voted on by the community. But the Mono BOF was never listed for voting and therefore received no votes, despite the submission being confirmed, according to De Icaza's blog.
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Let's not be hating on Miguel!
by kamper on Fri 16th Sep 2005 20:13 UTC
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2005-08-20

Why's everyone bashing him? There's a good technology out there and he's trying to bring a foss version of it to everyone for the benefit of the community. Someone needs to be working on a managed-language solution for *nix and it's a good thing that java doesn't have to be the only one.

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RE: Let's not be hating on Miguel!
by on Fri 16th Sep 2005 22:15 in reply to "Let's not be hating on Miguel!"
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The community told him it was a waste of time and a drain of the community resources. He didn't listen ...

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GhePeU Member since:
2005-07-06

The community told him it was a waste of time and a drain of the community resources. He didn't listen ...

I didn't know someone elected Anonymous (IP: 4.18.60.---) official speaker for the FOSS community. Why nobody told me this important news?

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kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

The community told him it was a waste of time and a drain of the community resources. He didn't listen ...

Except that it's not a waste of time. I want mono to succeed and so do many others. You can't go on developing nothing but c++ applications forever.

That "drain of resources" bit is crap. He's not forcing anybody to help him. You make it sound like other projects are being unfairly robbed of the resources they deserve.

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raboof Member since:
2005-07-24

The community told him it was a waste of time and a drain of the community resources. He didn't listen ...

Without the Mono project, would we have Fucking Sweet languages like Nemerle now?

Static typing, proper generics (not type-erased like Java5), type inference, and able to leverage loads of existing code since it talks .Net. I think it rocks. And I don't think it'd have happened without Mono.

As for `drain the community resources', that's just not how things work.

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