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Re: Firefox and Moonlight (Mono) "Free Software" Status?



On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 12:16:26PM +0200, Guido Ledermann wrote:
> 2008/6/3 Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms 1407 org>:
> > On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 11:26:53AM +0200, Guido Ledermann wrote:
> >> 2008/6/3 Ron Yorston <rmy tigress co uk>:
> >> > With Java itself now Free Software why bother with Mono?
> >>
> >> Because there is already a very nice collection of free software
> >> available if you think of f-spot, banshee aso. So why do I, as a user,
> >> have to choose between Java and Mono if there is not the same software
> >> available for both sub-platforms?
> >
> > erms... you don't have to choose between Java or Mono. Even though I
>
> But that's what I would have to if there is no Mono in Fedora.

What, Fedora does bring Perl, Python, PHP, the GNU Compiler Collection
(which, BTW, also compiles Java), etc... not to mention all those
esoteric programming languages you can install.

No way you would be so limited... ;)

> > prefer GNOME, digiKam is far superior to f-spot, banshee always seemed,
> > to me, like a cpu hog, TomBoy looks like a wiki but is disappointing, in
> > comparison.
> Rui, no offense, but did you read what this thread is about? We are
> not talking about how good programs are or if we like or use them or
> not.

Yes, I did, no offense taken of course. My point is precisely that there are
*better* alternatives (both in the sense of Freedom and technical).

Rui

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