“Microsoft on Thursday said a technology standards body has endorsed programming tools key to expanding the appeal of the company’s .Net Web services plan. Microsoft said the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA), an international technology standards organization, has ratified Microsoft’s C# (pronounced “see sharp”), a Java-like programming language, along with a component of its .Net Web services framework called the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI). That means that C# and the CLI are now officially standards administered by ECMA. But Microsoft will retain control over who gets to license the technology and how it will be distributed, a company spokesman said.” Get the rest of the story at CNet|News.
Microsoft Gets Backing for .Net Tools
2001-12-13 .NET 11 Comments
I’m extremely disappointed that C# beat Java through the ratifaction process. This isn’t a grand conspiracy or anything. Just a strategic error from Sun’s point of view. If Microsoft, who is the king of maintaining control of products, can get their new language through without much worry about loosing control, then Java could have been pushed through when it was in the process a while ago.
So let’s see…Microsoft has now cornered:
Office software, operating systems, probably gaming consoles seeing how the X-box reviews are, and soon the internet standards…will someone please get some cajones and beat them for once!
so what does this mean for Mono? and does that mean that to use C# you will have to pay MS for the privilage?
:-/ knowing MS everything will be free to Down load, just like Sun’s SDK for Java but then after everyone relys on C# and the CLI…… smack!!!!!! out comes the licenses for the use of the CLI.
“opps….what most web programming is C# based now? what…..most web developers need the CLI?
oh well I guess you had better move to a web services modle and give us micro payments so you can use our CLI.”
Lets just use REBOL and leave the unwashed Microsoft masses to their boring C#
In other M$ news, you now are required to have a Passport account to play Asheron’s Call…
You have to have passport I was thinking of playing AC agian but thats crap a normal buisness could never do that becouse they need as much money as possible and if you limit paymant types you limit yourself to customers with only that payment type.Well I really dont feel like getting passport, thats a shame it was a pretty good game and quite stable and those are rare features in online games.
MS and the Wincartel monopoly are tied to the global economic and national security interests of the US Government. Politically, it might not look good symbolically for a European standards body to oppose a proposal from such a large American company. Of course, European’s will know this and treat it in a nonchalant fashion. That is, in practice, they may just disregard it. MS will probably use this approval as a “promulgation of endorsement” lever for PR reasons in North and South America, and possibly elsewhere.
Well, getting a bunch of your sockpuppets to nod hardly makes news item, IMHO.
Isn’t there a project to make a .NET compiler for Linux?
Why can’t someone work with those guys and make a Gnu\opensourced
Win9x\NT compatible compiler as well?
This GNU.NET will prob. work with CGYWIN.