[Mono-list] Ask Microsoft: Mono support
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:48:07 +0100
On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 11:23, Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> 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,
> System.Data, etc.)
> 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.
Yes this all true but (and possibly only in my reading) the "attempt by
Novell" phrase appears to be trying to give it an entirely negative
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