Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:55 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Mono Project A Mono developer responds to a request for "a calm presentation of why Mono is desirable, why it is not a threat, and why it should be included in Ubuntu by default" answering the three questions individually, then attempting to address general anti-Mono sentiment.
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Face it, Now that the Java JVM is totally 100% GPLv2 Open Source there is ZERO reason to use mono.

Apart from those pesky Kodak patents, I hope Sun has a licence for them that allow distribution of the code or else it'll be in the same situation as Mono is supposed to be in.

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Milo_Hoffman Member since:

Those Kodak patents likely apply to .NET as much as Java.

And the OpenJDK team has pretty much coded around all of the previously encumbered code in SUN's far as I know the SNMP stuff is the only part left to have a new fully open source implementation rebuilt.

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Vargol Member since:

They've worked around the third party licensed stuff, the Kodak patents where fairly fundamental. to the way Java works and can't be worked around.

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