10.06.07

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Does This New Poll Demonstrate Hostility Towards Monovellisation of Linux?

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Mono, Novell, Patents at 2:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

We recently highlighted the increased threat to Mono, which is the result of a move made by Microsoft. It was a case of Greek bearing gifts. In ZDNet’s Open Source blog, Miguel de Icaza defends his project.

“Since the source code release from Microsoft later this year will not be open source, this code will have no impact on Mono’s schedule as it will not be able to use any of the information included in this code,” according to a statement posted on the Mono project after the announcement.

Dana, however, does not really buy it. He asks himself whether an apology by Novell can at all be accepted and then proceeds to criticising de Icaza’s role at Novell.

Miguel de Icaza has learned to stop worrying and love Microsoft. I get it. That’s his job. He works for Novell. This is nothing personal. It’s just business.

But it’s not just business. It is personal. This is something Microsoft, and those who work with Microsoft, have never understood about the open source movement. They treat it like bad men treat good women, and that’s just wrong.

I’m the guy on this beat. I talk to open source developers all the time. They don’t like being feminized. They do take this personally.

They should.

The poll enclosed to this item shows that news about .NET going shared source isn’t welcomed. There are those who think that SJVN went overboard with his analysis that compares Mono to an SCO-like timebomb. The poll shows that he wasn’t far off, based on a wider pool of minds.

Linux does not need technology which is supposedly ‘protected’ through IP deals with Microsoft. Linux has its own strength and its own (open and free) programming languages.

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2 Comments

  1. lawrence petkus said,

    October 6, 2007 at 3:49 pm

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    Roy,

    You’ve just reached a new low. Instead of dealing with just FUD, misinformation, and innuendo by the ton; you now rely on sexual fantasy for your reporting. By the way- how do “bad men treat good women”? What an asinine jerk off article.
    Try using facts, reason, and some objective reporting just once in awhile. Try writing about Novell instead of the bogeyman in your brain.
    It appears to me that you do a disservice to the Open Source community with your misinformed, deliberate slandering of Novell. Your type of religious zealotry gives religion a bad name.

    Lawrence Petkus

    Once in awhile try writing about Novell instead of the bogeyman in your brain.

    Lawrence Petkus

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 6, 2007 at 4:11 pm

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    Lawrence,

    I wrote nothing about men or women. You’re talking to the wrong man because I only quoted somebody else. Some analogy happen to be trapped in the quoted block and it’s not an analogy I agree with (let alone truly understand).

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