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Mono, here we go again

Jun 16, 2009, 02:04 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stefano Forenza)

"Still all the world uses FAT 32 and just one got sued. It will be pretty interesting to see if and when the Linux kernel will strip it. My guess is people are waiting for OIN to proof the patent invalid. TomTom, though, didn’t had so much time.

"It's not about money, it's about control.

"Mono cannot be "disabled" via an incompatible change to Microsoft.NET, for two reasons. Firstly, such a change would also break every single existing app for Microsoft.NET (in fact, if it were to happen, then the best option for those users would be to run their apps with Mono instead). Secondly, support for Microsoft.NET is a secondary goal for Mono -- if Microsoft change something in .NET 5.0, then so what? It doesn't prevent Banshee or GNOME Do from compiling and running fine on non-legacy systems like Ubuntu."

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