[sf-lug] Windows and Linux OS to work together
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Nov 4 01:32:25 PST 2006
Quoting Adrien Lamothe (alamozzz at yahoo.com):
> Microsoft's .net is their method of controlling web services. Novell's
> project MONO (acquired from Ximian) was an insurance policy against
> that; now Microsoft will have some (if not all) control over it.
The Novell Beagle file-search utility is built on the Mono runtime, and
also Novell ZenWorks, Novell iFolder, and others. It's always been
suspected that Mono is perilously at risk from Microsoft patent
encumbrances, and the Ximian/GNOME people were repeatedly warned about
this by experts, but elected to ignore that advice.
So, as I said, "protection" money.
> I've always seen the Ximian people as being closely aligned with FSF;
> maybe this isn't so.
Actually, FSF was prominent among the many parties that warned de Icaza
and the Ximian/GNOME folks about the patent-litigation risk they were
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