Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 16:58 UTC
Mono Project The Mono project has released Moonlight 2, the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight. Moonlight allows Silverlight content to run on platforms that do not have an official Silverlight client, such as Linux and PowerPC Macs. Microsoft also expanded its patent agreement with Novell to cover all users of Moonlight, no matter the Linux version.
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MONO/MOONLIGHT IS NOT OPENSOURCE... ;p
by Daemon_ZOGG on Sat 19th Dec 2009 15:22 UTC
Daemon_ZOGG
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2009-08-26

Mono/Moonlight contains C# code which, as most of us know, is an Microsoft implementation.

LINUX ISN'T Microsoft. SO STOP TRYING TO BE LIKE Microsoft!!

"..and 320000 lines of C# code (125000 lines of code came from Microsoft's open source Silverlight Controls)."

"..every Linux distributor can ship it without the fear of getting sued by Microsoft over patents. The Mono project worked together with Microsoft to make this happen."

Microsoft still has the power over the patent. They still have the right to sue whenever they want. And OWN/CONTROL many aspects of the code.

This is CLOSED-SOURCE disguised as OpenSource. This has already given the opensource community(GNU/GPL) a black eye. The inclusion of proprietary code in linux projects WILL come back to bite the Linux community in the ass.

All of these reasons and more, are why I only use GNU/GPL OpenSource code on my network. (NO C# here).
Everyone knows Novell is Microsoft's lapdog. ;p

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