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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RE[2]: so
by raboof on Sat 17th Sep 2005 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE: so"
raboof
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2005-07-24

"Ways to lose to Microsoft:

- Start an Open Source project, like any of the BSDs. "

You're spreading FUD. The BSD's haven't lost to anyone.


For those tuning in late, i'll try to explain the unwritten context here: the BSD license basically says you can use their code, even in commercial applications, as long as you credit them.

The BSD people made a kick-ass TCP/IP stack, and as their license permits, Microsoft ripped the crappy old MS TCP/IP stack out of Windows and replaced it by BSD's.

And that's great, that's exactly what the BSD license is promoting: many many people now can enjoy this nice networking stack. Hooray.

Some would say MS "took advantage" of BSD, but those people don't understand that the BSD people use the BSD license because they want this kind of things to happen.

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RE[3]: so
by on Sat 17th Sep 2005 15:28 in reply to "RE[2]: so"
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Best way to think about it is. The GPL is about freeing the code. BSD is about freeing ideas.

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