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Novell's Mono Seen as Controversial

Our previous post talked about patents versus Free software and the following new article describes Mono as a case of "Embracing the .Beast" (.NET, which has patents). And yes, it's all about Mono again. Mono is a Novell project that gets its tentacles around many other GNU/Linux distributions. With Silverlight out there, it might even be impossible to avoid (Mono-based Moonlight is the only workaround).

Mono allows programmers to program in Visual Basic on Linux and run their applications on Windows, or develop in C# on Windows and run their applications on Linux, but remains a controversial addition to the Linux developers' arsenal.


We last wrote about the Mono problem just a couple of days ago.

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