[Mono-devel-list] Re: How can Mono Existing if WinFX, Avalon, Indigio and Aero comes up with Longhorn and WinXP?

Michael Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Tue Sep 14 01:29:23 EDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 18:45, falkmilan at yahoo.de wrote:
> Iam amusing.
> If you dont like Microsoft (like i do) why do you working side by side 
> on a Port
> of its strategic Core Product?
> You are a littlte bit masochistic??
> Iam not a Microsoft Lawyer and iam only develop Software in C/C++ and 
> Java on all
> Platforms my customers asking me for to write Software.
> After 10 Years Software Development in C/C++ and x86 Assembler  and SQL 
> there to many
> poor things on DOS and Windows Platforms  and Java helps me to forget 
> all this nastig
> Things.
> In Java i have a Virtual Machine and inside this my Programm works fin 
> on every OS where
> a Virtual Machine is present. What should i say, it works fine for me 
> and i have no Trouble with it.
> Ad it is Source Open but not OpenSource and i feel really better if Java 
> dont wanna OpenSource,
> then any People can criple Java and the compatibility is blown away.
> Better for me i have checked and certified JVM (exceptionally the 
> Blackdown OpenSource Project)
> SUN checks Blackdown also but for zero costs as tribute to OpenSource.

Blackdown is not open source; it's compiled directly from Sun's sources
under the same license.  Please take your Java evangelism to another
list.  Java is neither good nor bad.  It has its own merits.  However,
as someone who is a passive observer on this list following the
development of Mono as a Linux and Unix development tool, I find your
comments unclear and very distracting.  

I have no idea what you are trying to accomplish here, but snapping at
the heals of those people who are working on mono will not do it.  You
have yet to even tell us what your point is, let alone provide any
convincing persuasive arguments for a position.

I believe there have been many intelligent comments and good reasons
given for the continued development of Mono.  I welcome Mono and C# in
particular as a competitor and tool in the arena of FLOSS development
tools.  Java will still continue to be what it is with or without Mono
or the people on this list.  Mono will continue to be what it is with or
without any technology buzzword that comes out of Redmond.

Michael Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu>

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