[Mono-list] RE: Is it Mono safe?

Jeffrey Stedfast fejj@ximian.com
Thu, 20 May 2004 17:03:16 -0400

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 13:50 -0700, Rick Kitts wrote:
> On May 20, 2004, at 12:52 PM, Christopher McGinnis wrote:
> > [...snip...]
> > I would have to whole heartedly agree.  Good technology is good 
> > technology
> > 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.

you are confusing the issue. it's not the idea that can limit your
freedom, it's the implementation that can.

that said, your concerns becomes moot.


Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Novell, Inc.
fejj@ximian.com  - www.novell.com