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Re: [News] Mono Reported as a "Bug" in GNU/Linux

Verily I say unto thee, that Peter Köhlmann spake thusly:
> Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Jun 2009 03:09:21 +0100, Homer wrote:
>>> This is a very significant point.
>>> So why exactly /is/ it so important to these Microsoft supporters
>>> that we all embrace Mono?
>> It's not.  I could care less if you embrace mono or not.

And yet ... here you are, defending it.

>> But don't do the Patent FUD.

But why?

After all, you "could care less", right Erik?

> Well, you could then come up with the references to those patents
> that people are asking for since days?

He can't.

These patents are "pending", and it is far more useful to Microsoft and
its supporters that we /not/ know what these patents are, until its too
late. /That/ is what's grating Erik. He does not want people asking any
questions that might alert others to the dangers of trusting Microsoft.

>> How can you not understand the difference between "Stop attacking
>> Mono" and "You must use Mono"?

Oh, I understand, Erik. I really do.

> Nice strawman

It's even more subtle than that. He's playing the victim's defence.

Fuddie: I'm not really promoting Mono, I'm just defending this poor,
helpless project, that you nasty people keep saying bad things about.


Convincing. Not.

Mono is a GNU/Linux and an ostensibly Free Software project that
"clones" Microsoft's precious Intellectual Monopoly - a veritable
anti-Christ to the Microsoft doctrine, much like OpenOffice, Wine, and
Samba. These lifelong dedicated Microsoft "evangelists" should be
bashing the hell out of it, and yet, here they are vehemently defending
it, as though their very lives depended on it.

They clearly /don't/ want us using OpenOffice, Wine, and Samba, because
this is "Slopware", "Theftware" and supposedly a poor man's alternative
to the /real/ software that we should be using (or more importantly ...
*buying*) from Microsoft, according to the word of Microsoft, that is.

But they desperately insist that we /must/ love Mono.

How sinister.

It's like the Stasi gently knocking on your front door, and politely
asking if they can just come in for a minute, for some tea and biscuits.


| "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which
| the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf
| denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty.
| Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of
| the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today
| among human creatures." ~ Abraham Lincoln

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