Summary: Another pillar of Mono falls down, but Miguel de Icaza keeps promoting .NET and Microsoft APIs in general
FOR SEVERAL long years we have fought against Moonlie, which was Novell’s way of promoting Silverlie for its masters at Microsoft (activity has died down). Now we are officially marking an achievement because the word is out that the project bit the dust. If only folks from the Linux Foundation just let Novell and SUSE rot too… The problem is, Novell/SUSE pays the Linux Foundation to be kept obedient and complicit.
Now that the Java patent conundrum is over people everywhere celebrate. For example:
“This is great news for Android, and probably means that there is no longer any threat to their use of Java,” Google+ blogger Kevin O’Brien said, but “I would not pop the champagne corks just yet, since there is still the issue of whether APIs can be copyrighted. If Oracle can successfully assert copyright on them, that could disrupt the entire tech industry. So I am still holding my breath just a little.”
Microsoft MVP Miguel de Icaza spins the case in favour of .NET (link committed on purpose), but let’s remember that a worse situation applies to Mono, with an even more aggressive company wielding copyrights and patents (Mono has Microsoft copyrights on it and deviation is not allowed). █