Summary: Mono rides the tail of Git, not just Microsoft, and the impact on its overall image is not positive
DOES MONO offer anything innovative? Probably not. It it too busy copying other people’s implementations. Mono proponents love to claim that Gnote merely copies Tomboy, but it turns out to be a case of total hypocrisy. Mono developers not only copy Sqlite; they also give Git the same type of treatment. Novell’s de Icaza proudly announces the release of Git# (that’s Microsoft C sharp atop Torvalds’ second baby).
“Mono is a statement saying that Microsoft is the Holy Grail of programming, which GNU/Linux is just desperately trying to copy.”It all leads to wondering, is the Mono ecosystem just ‘reinventing’ Microsoft and copying other good ideas like Git and Sqlite?
“Mono” means monkey (in Spanish), which implies that it imitates rather than thinks. In fact, one of our readers showed us this new article only to point out inaccuracies. The article gives the illusion that only 2 options exist out there (like Democrats and Republicans) while failing the see the heaps of ideas that got grafted (‘stolen’) from Free software.
What kind of reputation does Mono give GNU/Linux? And what about .NET? Mono is a statement saying that Microsoft is the Holy Grail of programming, which GNU/Linux is just desperately trying to copy. Any way it’s looked at, this is beneficial to Microsoft and harmful to the image of Free software, which is then perceived as a freeloader rather than a leader. █