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

Rick Kitts rkitts@loudhouse.org
Thu, 20 May 2004 16:11:14 -0700

On May 20, 2004, at 2:03 PM, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:

> 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.
> Jeff
I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're saying.