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[News] Warning About GNU/Linux Entryism, Mono Problem Persists

  • Subject: [News] Warning About GNU/Linux Entryism, Mono Problem Persists
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:49:56 +0000
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Philosophical Geekess â Did she or didnât she?

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| Iâve been active in the Free Software 
| community for four or five years now, 
| including the Ubuntu sub-community. Like all 
| such communities, there are certain people 
| who seem to think that they have more rights 
| than others. There are certain people who 
| think that they should be leaders because of 
| who they are, not what they do. There are 
| certain people who think that they have the 
| right to determine who is a ârealâ member of 
| the community, and who isnât.


Current Ubuntu 10.04 Review

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| Lastly, we were sad to see F-Spot and Tomboy 
| still being included, as with all their Mono 
| dependencies. 



Avoiding Mono

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| I do not use Mono because I believe it is
| not in our best interests. I chose Linux
| because it is an alternative. If I wanted
| Windows and .NET then I would choose that
| option. It is all about staying distinct
| and offering something different and
| better to my way of thinking. Getting
| Windows and .NET second hand is not what I
| want. You might not be surprised to find
| that I also donât use Wine for the same
| reason. Truthfully, I probably would not
| use Mono or Mono applications if its legal
| status was clear. I do not feel
| comfortable with giving Microsoft any
| leverage over us. The more Mono dependent
| we become the more we become subject to
| them and I did not get into Linux to be
| chasing after Microsoft and its standards.
| That is just me. I love independence. Each
| person must decide for him or herself.


NOME in .NET? â Not on my desktop!

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| I believe the weapon of Mono is to âget Linux users hookedâ to the .net
| environment, always offering the superior and more mature version on the
| Windows platform.  Just like when you first tried alcohol you would probably
| start off on lighter products until you acquired a taste for it, progressing
| later in life to liking stronger spirits.  With Windows having
| the âdefinitive versionâ and users hooked or caught in the .net, Microsoft
| could effectively remove or hold to ransom the addiction of using .net from
| non-Windows users.  Just an idea, but from a PR standpoint IMO  it would seem
| far more viable than MONO being used to trick people into installing
| Microsoft patent infested code.

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