Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th May 2011 20:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
SuSE, openSUSE The first major effect of Attachmate buying Novell (and thus, SUSE) has come into, uh, effect. Novell, of course, is the birth place of Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework. Reports indicate Mono developers have been fired as part of the streamlining process, but according to Attachmate's CEO, they weren't fired because of Mono.
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Let Mono transform
by kalcytriol on Fri 6th May 2011 07:56 UTC
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2011-04-23

In my opinion, Attachmate now should get rid of all patent-infested code, drop all compatibility with .NET, take different laguage - Go, Python or Scala or ... and create fully open sourced competitor for Java and .NET platforms. Also making it primary programming platform for Linux systems.

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RE: Let Mono transform
by juzzlin on Fri 6th May 2011 14:23 in reply to "Let Mono transform"
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2011-05-06

Qt and C++ are already there ;)

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RE[2]: Let Mono transform
by kalcytriol on Fri 6th May 2011 16:29 in reply to "RE: Let Mono transform"
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2011-04-23

C++? You're joking, right? And Qt? Qt is in Nokia's hands, and Nokia is in Microsoft hands. I wish You good luck with Qt. ;)

Btw. Who is using a programming language without garbage collector these days?

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RE: Let Mono transform
by pantheraleo on Fri 6th May 2011 19:58 in reply to "Let Mono transform"
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In my opinion, Attachmate now should get rid of all patent-infested code, drop all compatibility with .NET, take different laguage - Go, Python or Scala or... and create fully open sourced competitor for Java and .NET platforms. Also making it primary programming platform for Linux systems.


Scala isn't a competitor to Java. It's a language written for the Java virtual machine. So it basically runs on Java.

Any why should they reinvent the wheel? They should just adopt Java, which is fully open source now as it is licensed under the GPL. There are also open source implementations of Java EE licensed under the GPL (Glassfish) and some under the Apache licenses (Geronimo).

Adopting Java has worked well for Red Hat after all.

Edited 2011-05-06 19:59 UTC

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RE[2]: Let Mono transform
by kalcytriol on Fri 6th May 2011 22:03 in reply to "RE: Let Mono transform"
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2011-04-23

You misunderstood me. I meant Scala as a boilerplate-free language compared to Java language, not a platform. Java is bad and ugly programming language. Its the new old C++.

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