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How to Advocate for/against Mono Convincingly

Oct 13, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])


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[ Thanks to Chao-Kuei Hung for this link. ]

"And a mono skeptic like me would vote, (by this very blog post by the way) by saying, "I, Chao-Kuei Hung, recommend my employer, Chaoyang University of Technology, to use software linked with gtk and qt. I am willing to donate one full year's salary to my Univ if my Univ ever gets threatened by or has to pay for patents directly related to these libraries." BtW, one can vote for more than one library, as I did.

"Now, the point is not that the employer would really accept the recommendation because of the assurance of a non-lawyer Chao-Kuei Hung. (In fact my Univ completely ignores even my repeated recommendations to use ODF for long term archiving considerations. They wouldn't even know what mono is, and they wouldn't care even if I were a law professor.) And the point is not that anyone would care about me losing one year's salary to my employer when bad things about patents happen."

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