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Quote of the Day: Slashdot Users on Novell's Mono in GNOME

Mono has returned to some people's attention. Last week, for example, an IBM Vice President rejected Mono. We wrote about other Mono problems just a couple of days ago. It seems as though we are not the only ones who are concerned. Here are some new comments from Slashdot. They appeared in reference to an article about GNOME: [hat tip: Planète Béranger]

Removed .NET yet? (Score:5, Insightful)

[...]

Any chance that they've removed the dependency on Microsoft's patented .NET technologies via Mono?

(Yes, I know you can manually remove bits of the Gnome environment to get rid of Mono; but the Gnome environment by default includes Mono.)


The reply is equally interesting:

Re:Removed .NET yet? (Score:4)

[...]

As a business user you can be fined under sarbines Oxley for running pirated and unlicensed software. MS could make that case that the user didn't pay a licensing fee to MS to use Gnome and .NET.

That alone is fud and can scare many managers away from using non MS products thanks to the whole split within the linux community.


The second comment comes from the user "Billly Gates", so it is somewhat sarcastic. It does, however, contain an element of truth because it gives insight into Microsoft's ideas. Remember that Mono is a Novell project.

Mono is Novell

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