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[3]: Clarification
by wakeupneo on Wed 1st Jul 2009 09:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Clarification"
wakeupneo
Member since:
2005-07-06

Wrong. Sun sued Microsoft because they were bastardising the language with their own Windows only 'extensions' while at the same time continuing to promote their implementation (J++) as being fully "Java Compliant". This was clearly in violation of the licensing agreement they had with Sun so they were correctly taken to task for it.

Here's a good analysis of what went down...

http://www.aaxnet.com/news/J010124.html

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RE[4]: Clarification
by Slambert666 on Wed 1st Jul 2009 11:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Clarification"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

he he :-)

So if Microsoft sue Mono for not being 100% compatible with dotNET (bastardizing dotNET to work better on Linux) then it is ok with you?

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RE[5]: Clarification
by wakeupneo on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 02:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Clarification"
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

he he :-)

So if Microsoft sue Mono for not being 100% compatible with dotNET (bastardizing dotNET to work better on Linux) then it is ok with you?


Talk about not getting it. Please feel free to show me the licensing agreement Mono has with Microsoft.

As for Mono in general...something about a 10 foot pole comes to mind...

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