Summary: Microsoft’s and AttachMSFT’s Mono is being pushed into more platforms to extend the reach of Microsoft APIs whilst abuse of critics like Techrights soars again
THE COMPANY known as AttachMSFT [sic] (formerly Novell) is one we’ll write about extensively in days to come. Basically, not much is happening at Novell these days, but patents were passed to Microsoft while both Mono and Moonlight rear their ugly heads again. Mono is spreading .NET to more proprietary platform (and some which are not proprietary as well) or as OMG!Ubuntu! puts it: “Mono on the iPod, for Android. LLVM and insane amounts of really impressive sounding stuff…”
Impressive to who? Microsoft developers? OMG!Ubuntu! is not the only site which helps Mono right now and after a string of posts from Microsoft MVP Miguel de Icaza [1, 2, 3] even Phoronix gives it a lip service, sadly not mentioning that parts of Mono are written by Microsoft and licensed by Microsoft (its own software licences) while more efforts are put into supporting Microsoft projects like IronPython, IronRuby, and F#.
The first feature item mentioned by Miguel was support for new languages by Mono on Linux as well as other supported platforms like Mac OS X. We already reported that F# support is going into Mono after Microsoft open-sourced the language, but other languages to be supported by this open-source stack include IronPython, IronRuby, and UnityScript.
As stated earlier in Identi.ca, be sure to check who’s the Mono booster you come across as many work for AttachMSFT or Microsoft, which literally owns parts of Mono (MS-PL-licensed code). Mono boosters are very rude this week. They attack me personally quite a lot and they are threatening people who criticise Mono and inciting others against them. It’s the same old tactics and AttachMSFT employees are behind it. Yes, AttachMSFT (formerly Novell) and Microsoft have almost 100,000 employees, which makes them an able propaganda machine. Pointing out that Mono is a Trojan horse whose purpose to promote Microsoft’s API (with software patents) is a monumental task when facing this huge army of Mono boosters who systematically coordinate suppression of critics. As we said before, “The Biggest Threat Comes from the Inside” and these people have a different agenda. █
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