With Linux Distros taking sides, this week's announcement that Microsoft promises not to make Necessary Claims against anyone using their patented specifications adds to the confusion. At first glance, this looks like a safe passage for Mono, but as we delve in deeper, we see that not everything is legally in the clear.

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Created by t1000 9 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 45 weeks ago
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lozz's picture


9 years 45 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago


Never trust M$, ever

M$ has proven themselves totally untrustworthy at all times in the past and there's no reason, whatsoever, to suspect that they've suddenly developed a modicum of honesty with their Mono manipulations.

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9 years 45 weeks 13 hours 15 min ago



Exactly. This is what I keep telling people, but all I got back was someone calling me an idiot.

I mean, just look at it. Does it really make sense that M$, company that always made it clear that Linux is a cancer -By the tongue of their CEO- would change their attitude all of a sudden, unless there's some kind of a dirty plan behind it.

It's not at all surprising that a company that broke all the laws and standards in the past would still do something similar in the future.

lozz's picture


9 years 44 weeks 7 hours 32 min ago


Slur an honour

It's an honour to get called "an idiot" by a M$-Cultie, hysterically trying to defend the indefensible tenets of his faith.

They are all brainwashed, but at least you made the effort.

The internal M$-memos that can be read at Boycott Novell scream of well-established cultic behaviour.

A group can use cult-like behaviour, just as easily to sell 3rd-rate software, as they can use it to sell 3rd-rate political or religious agenda.

M$ is a particularly unhealthy cult and you do well to speak against it.

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