Mono Position Statement
Christopher James Halse Rogers
chalserogers at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 00:21:11 BST 2009
On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 14:07 -0400, dan wrote:
> Quite frankly, I dont think C# is what scares people. I'm not saying
> they're right, but its the mono libraries that essentially
> replicate .net libraries that are not part of the "standard" that are
> the problem. Like winforms, etc.
As luck would have it, open-source applications *don't* generally make
use of those parts. Winforms is strictly for ease of porting - it looks
ugly on Linux (and pretty ugly on Windows, too!), and GTK# is generally
In the event that those libraries are subject to a patent claim, we can
(as the Mono project themselves state) (a) work around the patents,
or (b) just drop those libraries. As none of the applications we have
in our default install use those libraries, this is easy.
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