Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian We were well aware that Novell had put itself on the market, coyly winking at passers-by, displaying its... Assets. VMware was a contender, but things have played out entirely different: Novell has been bought by Attachmate Corp., with a Microsoft-led consortium buying unspecified intellectual property from Novell.
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RE[5]: PJ
by lemur2 on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: PJ"
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I like that this got voted down, probably because I said that there are alternatives. That wasn't always the case, and... it's true. I'm just relaying information, so you don't freak out should MS destroy Mono. You're welcome.

You possibly got voted down because you claimed (and still claim) that "it wasn't always the case" that there are FOSS alternatives to Mono applications on Linux.

Actually, it is always the case. There are no Mono applications for Linux for which there are no good alternatives which don't use Mono.

Every single Mono application for Linux has an at-least-as-good not-Mono alternative.

Linux users simply do not need to run Mono.

Since they don't need to run Mono, and since they cannot get a license to run Mono legally anyway (unless they run SLED), then why on earth SHOULD Linux users run Mono? There is no possible sane justification.

Edited 2010-11-23 22:05 UTC

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RE[6]: PJ
by TheGZeus on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 22:20 in reply to "RE[5]: PJ"
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I never said any of this.

Don't put words in my mouth.

I said THERE ARE alternatives, so it's not the end of the world if Mono goes away.

Stop... typing... forever.

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