[Mono-list] Re: Bootstrapping

Jonathan Gilbert 2a5gjx302@sneakemail.com
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 17:47:43 -0400

At 04:47 PM 13/07/2004 +0200, Norbert Bollow nb-at-SoftwareEconomics.biz
|mono-list subscript wrote:
>Todd Berman <tberman@off.net> wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, who the hell cares?
>> Neither one is trojaned. Lets just move on.
>I have decided to honor your request and "move on", i.e. this
>is going to be my last posting in this thread.
>However, I'd like you to understand why at least from my
>perspective this is not a satisfactory resolution:
>I believe that many people will agree with me when I say that
>it is evil monopolistic bahavior when Microsoft spreads FUD
>against GNU/Linux, the GPL, and the open source movement.
>Now Novell apparantly also has a policy of spreading FUD, namely
>against a GNU project that their Mono project happens to
>compete with.  That is essentially the same kind of behavior.
>Novell should stop this behavior and issue an official, public
>apology which covers both this and their previous FUD attacks.

There is no FUD here. You have a history of paranoia and friction with the
Mono project and its managers. Never did Miguel actually suggest that
either project was trojaned. He merely stated the possibility, and you
immediately and emphatically denied even that possibility. However, anyone
with a basic understanding of security and compiler technology can see that
it IS possible. It is possible, but it hasn't actually been done. All that
Miguel said was "no project is immune to tampering, hacking and trojan

I do not expect you to answer this message, because, as you said, this is
your last posting in this thread. Just, please understand that posts like
the one you have made here do not serve any purpose, except to annoy all
other people on this list, contributors or not, including those (and I'm
sure they exist) who are involved with DotGNU/Portable.NET.

Please stop fighting with us and get on with developing your project.