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I love how in this country, telling the truth, makes you "weird."
In any case, you had some good points. And I could make a case that most of those names you mentioned are somewhat nuts too. Bill Gates suffers from Asperger's (autism), Steve Jobs is probably OCD, etc.
It's debatable whether Stallman's assertion that de Icaza is a traitor is "truth".
The fact is, Miguel has prevented Microsoft from maintaining a monopoly on being able to run C# apps. They wanted to feign openness and interoperability. Miguel called them on it by developing a Free implementation of their spec. They could hardly back down. Because of Miguel, things are slightly freer.
I don't disagree with Stallman's suggestion that C# should be avoided due to the iffyness regarding patents and such. However, taking a notch out of Microsoft's stranglehold was a good thing.
I question my earlier statement. On the surface, what I said may appear to be true. But encouraging NEW software development targeting the CLR (or its clone, Mono) leaves Microsoft opportunity to pull the plug out from under us for using "their" technology that they (claim they) have exclusive rights to.
It's one thing to use Mono as a means to transition some C# code to a Free platform. It wouldn't necessarily be bad to have a C# (just as a language, not necessarily the standard libraries) front end to GCC (not necessarily compatible with Windows). But to encourage NEW development for this platform that is dubious in how Free it is makes me uncomfortable.
Your comprehension skills are debatable, where did I even imply I was referring to Stallman in the opening sentence of my post?