Does this protect Mono from Microsoft?
Posted Nov 6, 2006 21:04 UTC (Mon) by gravious
In reply to: Does this protect Mono from Microsoft?
Parent article: Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
Mmm. Samba. You know Microsoft must be just dreading Samba 4 :) Tridge is an-uber hacker and Microsoft should be rightly quaking in their collective boots. oo.org - I dislike the java-fication this has gotten recently. This was definitely a political maneuver to get Sun's grubby little language into a large code base. If I'm wrong I apologise. <rant>Java and .Net are closed source solutions to the problem of portability that is answered most effectively by shared source. I mean you have to see the JVM and the CLR as _platforms_ like x86 and mips. We need less not more platforms (especially considering only a few languages can target that platform - in this respect .Net is way less sucky than Java). They are both interesting. They both kinda suck. Technically you could almost write an open source OS on top of either of them, perish the thought. If they're sooo great why isn't Firefox rewritten in Java or .Net, hmmm?</rant>
I thought Samba was completely reverse engineered so it should be okay. Also Sun can and will defend oo.org, Novell is smaller than Sun - I say Mono was giving their lawyers the screaming wotsits!
1 - http://us5.samba.org/samba/ftp/samba4/
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