Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jun 2009 21:29 UTC
Mono Project We've had a lot of debates recently on the merits - or dangers - of Mono. We've had troubles with how Microsoft views Mono and whether or not everyone is safe using it, but we also had a public back-and-forth among Debian maintainers. During all this, Richard Stallman remained pretty mum on the issue, today he broke the silence on the FSF website.
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RE: My two cents
by XCoder on Wed 1st Jul 2009 05:10 UTC in reply to "My two cents"
XCoder
Member since:
2006-08-11

if (csharp_is_supported(os.linux))
develop(os.linux);
else
forget(os.linux);

:-)

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RE[2]: My two cents
by vivainio on Wed 1st Jul 2009 08:31 in reply to "RE: My two cents"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


if (csharp_is_supported(os.linux))
develop(os.linux);
else
forget(os.linux);


csharp *is* supported, and will probably remain so. Nobody is going to take c# away from you. What we are talking about here is "general policy" of avoiding it if it can be helped (e.g., if a company is to write Linux software, they should not use C# as their first choice unless .NET porting is invoved).

It's funny. I recall seeing pretty much the same RMS pronouncement ages ago. He was reiterating the same thing, everyone else is repeating their own stances like broken records. All that can be said about this has been said already.

I recommending checking out this blog post and *doing* something about it instead of whining:

http://blog.davebsd.com/2009/06/28/five-steps-to-vanquish-mono/

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