GNOME Platform Stormclouds
Posted Mar 27, 2004 14:48 UTC (Sat) by mly
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Good points. My nagging worry with .NET is that Microsoft might get a chance to mess things up for us in the courts...
Just a few days ago, the European Union decided that Microsoft has to pay a big fine for having restricted competition and they are forced to open up their APIs. The coin has a backside though...
"Because Microsoft will be allowed to pursue royalty revenue from the APIs it publishes, Jeremy Allison says that the projects such as Samba, which he jointly leads, may face a prohibitive hurdle."
Quoted from http://theregister.co.uk/content/4/36520.html
Are we sure no such issues will pop up with .NET?
A related question:
Is it really clear that CORBA is no good as an infrastructure for GNOME? Why would .NET be so much better?
It seems to me that there are CORBA implementations for Linux that are much more mature than Mono, and they aren't burdenend by patents or Microsoft intellectual property. There are language bindings for all popular languages, and there are several alternative implementations.
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