[Mono-list] Ask Microsoft: Mono support
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 06:23:16 -0400
On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 05:13, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 09:04, RoBiK wrote:
> > http://searchvb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid8_gci1019210,00.h
> > tml
> "Mono is an attempt by Novell to reverse engineer parts of
> Microsoft's .NET Framework."
> A wonderful piece of FUD slinging that.
Where's the FUD, exactly?
Parts of .NET are standardized under ECMA, which Mono implements.
Parts of .NET are *not* standardized under ECMA, which Mono also
implements. (For example, System.Web.UI, System.Windows.Forms,
How else could Mono implement the non-standardized parts of .NET than by
reverse-engineering? Hell, we likely needed to reverse-engineer parts
of the standardized portions, in places where the standard wasn't
explicit and we needed to maintain compatibility.
Reverse engineering isn't a bad thing. It's what allows competition to
exist in many fields.