[Mono-list] RE: Is it Mono safe?
Thu, 20 May 2004 13:50:30 -0700
On May 20, 2004, at 12:52 PM, Christopher McGinnis wrote:
> I would have to whole heartedly agree. Good technology is good
> no mater where it comes from.
Would you have accepted a technology that, say, reduced processor heat
by 2 orders of magnitude (whatever) from, say, Stalin's soviet union
knowing what you know now about that mass murdering government?
I think the question at hand is not, or at least should not be, about
what is practical. The CLR (or .NET if you'd prefer) is pretty sweet no
doubt about it. There is an ethical question regards adopting a MS
technology that will help MS. MS is not friendly to my ability to
choose. Enhancing their position in any way offers them increasing
potential to diminish my ability to choose.
This is not silly or over the top. Caution is required here and the
development (not linux) world needs to make sure it is protecting it's
environment lest we wake up one morning and discover the rain forest
gone, the ozone depleted and a requirement to wear #40 sunblock to go
for a walk.