04.24.09

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From “Microsoft Religion” to “Mono Religion”

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Mono at 11:33 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

If Mono is a religion, does it make us infidels?

Monkey see, monkey do
They just won’t listen

LAST YEAR we mentioned Microsoft's "Jihad" talk (the term it uses a lot internally, even Bill Gates). The Microsoft ecosystem is said to be working very closely together and some call it "the Microsoft movement" (a term which is usually used in private conversations). Others even call it a/the “Microsoft religion”, so the following new post hit a certain nerve.

Is Mono a religion or a technology?

I blogged a response to an attack on Gnote yesterday, essentially reitterating my views that Mono is not a safe technology when building Free Software.

Now, I did expect many to disagree strongly with me, and I’m fine with that. What I’m not fine with is the continued personal attacks of the Mono camp against all that oppose it, including myself, the Gnote developers and someone we all owe a lot to, Richard Stallman.

It ought to be added that at least one person in the Mono team is on Microsoft’s payroll.

“Linux is a cult that captures the best-and-brightest kids.”

Jim Gray (Microsoft Research)

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3 Comments

  1. Ed Landaveri said,

    April 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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    Of course It’s Microsoft Jihad! and everyone who disagrees with the Prophet Miguel it’s an infidel that have to be silenced at any cost!
    There’s no “god” that Ballmer and De Icaza is his “prophet”! That’s their motto.

    How come this fanatics close their eyes and deny mono dangers seeing Tom Tom the whole MS history && ten years of Microsoft attack to GNU/Linux && FLOSS! The answer: they chose to because the obey orders from their masters because of their hidden agenda to destroy GNU/Linux and FLOSS! Since they CAN’T produce anything superior they want to take it over anyhow! History (even though they try to rewrite it) show us the leopard NEVER will change its spots!

    Thus the reason of personals attacks against whoever dissents! Just keep up the good work &7 keep on educating people regarding this. If you silence FREEDOM is doomed! That’s what they want! For anyone who forgets the past:
    “If you don’t want them to extinguish you, do NOT let them embrace you”!

    “If ain’t GNU GPLv3 ain’t Free Libre Open Source”

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    April 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

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    “Justin” posted the following comment moments ago and it’s worth repeating where it’s more visible:

    Microsoft publishes .Net specification
    Microsoft publishes extensions to the .Net specification that are also covered by patents that they control
    Novell implements the .Net specification in the form of Mono
    Tomboy developers make use of Mono

    *Microsoft revokes the right to redistribute the Mono runtime because it uses technology founded by Microsoft, users of SuSE are exempt.
    *Someone states that .NET is an open standard of ECMA.
    *Microsoft asserts ECMA RAND license clause. “Okay, you can have Mono but you must pay a fee to us in order to use it.”
    *Someone states that’s not true.
    *Per ECMA’s guidelines, Microsoft asserts that it has given fair chance to the Mono developers to pay licensing fee. It send a case and desist order to the Makers of Mono in regards to redistribution to non-Novell vendors.
    *Somebody at Redhat pulls the plug on Mono in Fedora.
    *Somebody at Canonical pulls the plug on Mono in Ubuntu.
    *Others follow suit.
    *The community is dived over the issue of Mono. Novell’s people argue the rest of the community. Useless flames ensue.
    *Microsoft points out to the world how useless GNU/Linux is because all their developer’s do is bitch and complain.

  3. aeshna23 said,

    April 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

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    The political left needs to explain to Bill Gates and Microsoft that “jihad” means peaceful internal struggle–just as it has never meant in Islam.

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