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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Vargol
Member since:
2006-02-28

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:
2005-07-06

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 Java...as 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:
2006-02-28

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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