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



On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 07:25:30PM -0700, Otto Rey wrote:
> Mono is a free publicity of Microsoft languages.... 
> More .net developers, more Microsoft $$$.... 
> There is no reason to use .net having java (open source language, spec, implementations, multiplatform, etc, etc), ruby, php, python, c, c++, rails, etc, etc... 
> There is no reason to include mono in Fedora

One major reason is that it allows languages to be mixed and to call
easily from one language to another.  Free software dropped the ball
on this (Parrot), and Mono/.Net is the only widely available
implementation of this idea.

Rich.

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