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Jamie from the GNOME Foundation Gets It

Jamie from the Foundation's mailing list points out something that was mentioned here before. He talks about (or at least alludes to) reasons for Novell to bring Mono closer to GNOME.

With Novell's customers getting exclusive patent protection for mono, it seems unfair for everyone else who have a heightened risk. Increasing mono adoption combined with MS FUD tactics would give Novell an unfair advantage over its competitors (as Ms tech is more likely to be tainted with patents obviously)

If novell want mono to be on the agenda then they really have to can their patent deal - I personally would object to any new mono apps proposed for Gnome because of it on the grounds I stated above

jamie


The discussion has drifted on to other forums as well. The last reply from Shaw (who confronted our assertions before) suggests that Novell will be at least pressured to stop with its Mono strategy.

”Our message gets dismissed using all sorts of excuses and questions about our credibility.“The situation might be too complex for some people to dis/agree with or understand entirely. A reader says that "like one of the other BN commentators stated recently, it's a lot to absorb, and I'm still digesting it before making an intelligent comment."

Further to the previous post on this matter, there seems to be an attempt to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Our message gets dismissed using all sorts of excuses and questions about our credibility.

I'll have an audio discussion with Jeff Waugh next week. It will be published in linux.com/Slashdot.

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