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Richard Stallman on .NET, Mono and DotGNU

Jul 15, 2010, 13:34 (11 Talkback[s])
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"RMS: You shouldn't write software to use .NET. No exceptions.

"The basic point is that Microsoft has patents over features in .NET, and its patent promise regarding free software implementations of those is inadequate. It may someday attack the free implementations of these features.

"This is no reason not to write and distribute free implementations such as Mono and DotGNU. But we have to keep in mind that using and distributing these programs might become dangerous in certain countries. Therefore, we should minimize our dependence on them – we should not write programs that use those features."

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