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Well how about the licensing terms for all the patent-pending Microsoft IP in Mono? Have those terms been ironed out?
Dear lord, here we go again. An article about Mono on the 770 and all anyone can think about is MS patents.
Funny how it is almost always anonymous people who bring up this "problem" (one that exists for EVERY OS project, not just Mono btw).
I think OSNews should simply ban anonymous comments...I bet the comment section would be more enjoyable afterwards. Although there are some insightful anon. posts, but for the most part, anon posters are trolls.
>I think OSNews should simply ban anonymous comments...
Or, as an alternative to censorship, perhaps someone at Novell could addresses the licensing issues.
This has the advantage of also making Mono safe for use.
Your plan just sets developer's up to be used by Microsoft.
The people running Mono need to address the licensing issues or shut the project down.
Why can't Novell do something like they did with linux?
Maybe because they know they *can't* defend Mono?
Mr Troll, I don't see anywhere the fact that Novel _should_ address the licence issues. Currently we have NO problems. If you are afraid enough of Microsoft -or you, and all the trolls around are afraid of changing their current languages-, then stop trolling.
Everytime -my God, everytime- an article about Mono appears you ALWAYS appear with FUD comments. Always. It looks like something personal. Really. Get a life.
So far not one person, including you, has rebutted the main point which is that MS still retains the right to charge a RAND fee or require licensing, both of which would kill gnome if mono were widely adopted.
And what in gods name are you talking about when you say "EVERY" OS? *THAT* is FUD my friend. Explain to me how every single OS is *knowingly* using IP of other companies who still legally retain the right to charge a fee! If one such line of code were found anywhere in the linux kernel it would be removed immediately.
It is funny how all you defenders of mono just say the same crap:
1. this debate is boring
2. you guys hate MS
3. you are spreading fud
But no one, ever, explains why people worried about mono are wrong. That is really really annoying. If you are so right, and this is just FUD, then please explain to me why it is that I should not worry?
I've issued this challenge to people like you many times and no one has ever ever replied. Do you know why? Because you are wrong and you are incapable of logically defending the indefensible position that mono is safe. It simply is not. Everyone is beginning to see that, even you or else you would post more than FUD in response to well reasoned and intelligent concerns about mono's legal status.
Miguel? Just answer everyone's questions for god's sake!