[DotGNU]Re: [Mono-list] Mono/dotGNU Love-In Proposals

Martin Coxall martin.coxall@itouch.co.uk
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:28:06 +0100

> > Fact: Many people in the community don't trust Ximian because of it
> > being a private enterprise whose first duty is to make its owners
> > wealthy, not to ensure the good of the community.

> Well, you call it a "fact", but it's an opinion at best. "Many people"
> in the community don't trust Ximian? Name fifteen.

Well, most of the dotGNU mailing list for starters? That is not a good sign. 
Every opinion piece on LinuxToday? Many of the people I work with?

> Oh come on. Slashdot posters whinge about everything. It's what they're
> for.

Indeed. But to assume that *none* of them has a point is hubristic, surely. 
Look, all I am saying is that Mono so far has not done a good job of PR, 
relations with Portable.NET and dotGNU, and communication in general. Here we 
have an easy way to rectify all those issues in one fell swoop.

Would we not be foolish not to take that route?


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