Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Mar 2009 01:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just now, both the server and desktop editions of the Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope beta have been released. It comes with a boatload of new features, some of which come courtesy of upstream. A new GNOME release, a new X.org release, a new notification system, they're all in there.
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RE[5]: Kubuntu too ...
by pooo on Fri 27th Mar 2009 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Kubuntu too ..."
pooo
Member since:
2006-04-22

Mono is FOSS that uses patented MS technology. Some of that has been standardized under OSI but *much of it has not*. Even the OSI stuff only stipulates that it be licensed under RAND ("reasonable and non-descriminatory") terms which means they could charge which would be the end of mono and applications using it.

To the later poster saying anti-mono is irrational, the only thing that is irrational is people like you defending it without knowing what they are talking about.

The only official guarantee they have that .net technologies will not be restricted in the future is an informal post on a mailing list by one of the senior c# developers.

There have been many detailed write ups on this but it seems like the real crazies have won this shouting match.

It is not irrational to *observe* (not opine) that MS is a predatory company and dealing with them is dangerous.

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RE[6]: Kubuntu too ...
by h3rman on Fri 27th Mar 2009 17:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Kubuntu too ..."
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09


It is not irrational to *observe* (not opine) that MS is a predatory company and dealing with them is dangerous.


There I agree.
Richard Stallman:
Mono is a free implementation of Microsoft's language C#. Microsoft has declared itself our enemy and we know that Microsoft is getting patents on some features of C#. So I think it's dangerous to use C#, and it may be dangerous to use Mono. There's nothing wrong with Mono. Mono is a free implementation of a language that users use. It's good to provide free implementations. We should have free implementations of every language. But, depending on it is dangerous, and we better not do that.

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RE[7]: Kubuntu too ...
by sigzero on Sun 29th Mar 2009 12:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Kubuntu too ..."
sigzero Member since:
2006-01-03

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It is not irrational to *observe* (not opine) that MS is a predatory company and dealing with them is dangerous.


There I agree.
Richard Stallman:
Mono is a free implementation of Microsoft's language C#. Microsoft has declared itself our enemy and we know that Microsoft is getting patents on some features of C#. So I think it's dangerous to use C#, and it may be dangerous to use Mono. There's nothing wrong with Mono. Mono is a free implementation of a language that users use. It's good to provide free implementations. We should have free implementations of every language. But, depending on it is dangerous, and we better not do that.
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Your quoting Stallman only makes me want to use it.

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