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Re: http://www.fsf.org/news/dont-depend-on-mono



On 06/29/2009 08:49 PM, drago01 wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Kevin Kofler  wrote:
>> drago01 wrote:
>>> Another don't use $LANGUAGE because its evil post from RMS.
>>
>> So what? His concerns are real.
> 
> Depends on how you read them and whether you agree with him or not.
> And for most cases I don't.
> 
> Saying mono is evil while having DotGNU seems odd to me
> (http://www.gnu.org/software/dotgnu/)

Did you even read the article? I don't see where FSF cliams mono is
evil. Their position is far more nuanced than that. What FSF is
suggesting is to treat Mono purely as a (legacy) compatibility layer and
not use it for new applications.

"This is not to say that implementing C# is a bad thing. Free C#
implementations permit users to run their C# programs on free platforms,
which is good. (The GNU Project has an implementation of C# also, called
Portable.NET.) Ideally we want to provide free implementations for all
languages that programmers have used.

The problem is not in the C# implementations, but rather in Tomboy and
other applications written in C#. If we lose the use of C#, we will lose
them too. That doesn't make them unethical, but it means that writing
them and using them is taking a gratuitous risk."

Rahul


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