GNOME and high-level languages
Posted May 12, 2005 12:16 UTC (Thu) by liljencrantz
In reply to: GNOME and high-level languages
Parent article: A new Harmony Project
I am surprised people are just accepting RedHats stance on this. Gnome is one of the largest open source projects around, and RedHat is simply saying that a cool piece of technology can't be included, but they won't say why. This makes it impossible to have a technical discussion of the problem, and thus impossible for the community to solve it. That kind of closed source mentality should not carry _any_ weight in an open source project, even if is coming from a behemoth like RH.
If the good folks at RH signed away their right to even discuss what is wrong with Mono, then they made a _huge_ mistake, and will have to bite the bullet. Either break the NDA or whatever is keeping them from discussing this and risk having to pay millions or accept that Gnome will move on without them. This does not mean Gnome would have to be forked, simply that RH would have to ship a crippled version of Gnome, just like they today cripple Gstreamer and Xmms.
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