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From: Russell Adams <RLAdams@AdamsInfoServ.Com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Debian Mono / Tomboy
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 03:14:23 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20090628081423.GB15780@thinkpad.adamsinfoserv.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4A472447.90605@manor-farm.org>

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 09:05:27AM +0100, Ian Barton wrote:
> Mono is a "clone" of Microsoft's Dot Net framework. It's good in that  
> makes it possible for Windows C# programmers to develop Linux apps.  
> However, the concern is that at some point, MS will decide to start a  
> patent war over Mono. If Mono becomes "required" for the Gnome desktop,  
> rather than just providing nice add on programs, Gnome would be sunk.
> The anti Mono faction want it to be treated like restricted codecs,  
> available for download if users choose, but not there by default.

I can appreciate that, just look at the delayed enforcement that
happened with MP3. They waited until it became a "standard" and then
demanded payment.


Why would we want a Microsoft specific technology used in a core OSS
product? I know Mono devs try to avoid the "us vs them" mentality, but
it comes down to a trust issue.

I won't harp on it, I just thought it was interesting that an
organizer was at the center of the debate. They should just use Org
and be happy!

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  reply	other threads:[~2009-06-28  8:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-06-28  6:25 Debian Mono / Tomboy Russell Adams
2009-06-28  6:47 ` David Libert
2009-06-28  7:23 ` Manish
2009-06-28  8:05 ` Ian Barton
2009-06-28  8:14   ` Russell Adams [this message]
2009-06-29  9:31   ` Dmitri Minaev
2009-06-28  8:13 ` Ian Barton

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