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Re: Red Hat Promises User-friendly Feel

__/ [ Tom Shelton ] on Thursday 23 March 2006 04:17 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Tom Shelton ] on Wednesday 22 March 2006 23:46 \__
>> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/3703/0/
>> >>
>> >> ,----[ Quote ]
>> >> |
>> >> | - Tomboy, an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool;
>> >> |
>> >> | - F-Spot an easy to use digital photograph manager;
>> >
>> > Both of which are C# applications written using Mono and GTK#.  Did you
>> > guys finally decide that Mono is actually ok?  That MS isn't going to
>> > come crashing down on you for using their IP?
>> Any IP which is concerned with the process of development (general-purpose
>> algorithms in particular) ought to be perceived as a shamble. It will not
>> hold in court, but I suppose that Red Hat, being a commercial
>> distribution, fear the worst. No more. Hindering the competition using IP
>> is adverse to rationale. Should we also patent the idea of crawling the
>> Web, then offering summary and links for a given query through a search
>> phrase?
> Roy - I agree with you.  It's just that many (particularly the Java
> fanatics) have been saying that Mono was dangerous and should be
> completely avoided.

Java fanatics like Eclipse and the other Java 'stuff'.

  ( Quote: You will need a Java runtime environment (JRE) to use Eclipse )

I have nothing against Java but the 'take home' is: people will always defame
what they perceive as a threat. This also explains the detrimental presence
of Windows advocates in this Linux newsgroup.

When somebody extracts the urine (/takes the piss) out of your product, it
implies fear. It's a fight. When no-one voices opposition (Linux in the
early nineties), it is a negative indicator. It means people do not care as
your presense is vacuous and is best off ignored. The worst an opposer can
do is passively appeal for attention to the competitor. As was the case for
most, I only heard of Mono in the context of .NET.

Best wishes,


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