[Mono-list] I need help with FUD

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 07:23:28 EST 2009

This is the wrong approach to check for the assembly, you should first
for it and only after that cache the result. Don't load the assembly if we
don't have to.

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Jiří Zárevúcký <zarevucky.jiri at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/1/16 neptune235 <muchomuse at gmail.com>:
> >
> > And if that is correct, how can I show to people exactly what that
> totally
> > free part of Mono is? The FUD is so vague, I get the impression that the
> > entirety of this project is patented by Microsoft, but when I look for
> > details I'm not seeing it. Is there some way I can show people that this
> > isn't the case?
> >
> In my opinion, .NET isn't at all some "Microsoft thing". The most of
> it just implements useful functionality that is generally used in many
> other languages/frameworks. Also, some (many) parts look like a mere
> imitation (and sometimes improvement) of Java class library. How can
> someone threaten you for implementation or using such generally
> available functionality? If we claim core mono runtime to be
> patent-safe, then all the other parts must be inherently too. Or am I
> mistaken?
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