Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 19:40 UTC, submitted by _LH_
Mono Project The Mono guys got their software to run on Nokia's upcoming 770 Linux internet appliance. More here and a screenshot here.
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An open letter to anti-Mono osnews readers
by JCooper on Tue 20th Sep 2005 22:41 UTC
JCooper
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2005-07-06

Please, please, please do not continue posting the same old posts, asking the same old questions, spreading the same old FUD, and wasting mine and everyone else's time and bandwidth. Practically all peoples voting points must go on your posts just to drop them out of view from an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable web site.

If you don't like mono, or have a problem with it, don't use it, don't get involved with it, and don't comment on it. Just move on, and stop spoiling the ride for the rest of us.

I personally feel mono on the new nokia device is great. As I've always said - with mono comes RAD capabilities over and above pygtk. With mono comes a complete stack that takes the ownership of all the cumbersome tasks away from the developer so they can just focus on creating great apps.

Being able to run a remote beagle query against your pc(s) storing all your music, bookmarks etc would be brilliant ;)

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Jamie Member since:
2005-07-06

Please, please, please do not continue posting the same old posts, asking the same old questions, spreading the same old FUD, and wasting mine and everyone else's time and bandwidth. Practically all peoples voting points must go on your posts just to drop them out of view from an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable web site.

Too true but then these comments would be boring if no one was allowed to flame or spread FUD. Its all part of the fun and banter that makes using and developing OSS really enjoyable. In fact I cant believe no one has yet mentioned Seth's blog post again!

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a) The licensing issues have been resolved
b) The licensing issues have not been resolved
c) You don't care if at some point in the future, a large number of unsuspecting open source projects get hit with a takedown notice at the whim of Microsoft.


IMHO it is also true for most linux projects. Who know, the PHP, Python, Apahce, Samba, gcc, glibc, gtk, kde, mozilla, openoffice, wine, lazarus, gambas, kdevelop, etc doesn't hurt any M$ patents ? Propbably the most of linux projects can be sued by software patents...

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For the love of all that's holy. Name one piece of open source software that you can guarantee doesn't break a patent of Microsoft...

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I agree with your points, so let's discuss how Qt is viral and controlled by the proprietary Trolltech.

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