Why free software shouldn’t depend on Mono or C#

June 29th, 2009 at 11:24am dark

Some days ago, the Free Software Foundation published a short, very interesting article by Richard Stallman that claims, as summarized in the title, that the FOSS community should not pursue the patent-encumbered way of the compatibility with closed minds.

This is not to say that implementing C# is a bad thing. Free C# implementations permit users to run their C# programs on free platforms, which is good. […] The problem is not in the C# implementations, but rather in Tomboy and other applications written in C#. If we lose the use of C#, we will lose them too. That doesn’t make them unethical, but it means that writing them and using them is taking a gratuitous risk.

Full article here: http://www.fsf.org/news/dont-depend-on-mono

Entry Filed under: English,Free (as in freedom) thoughts,Operating Systems,Politically (in)correct,Websites

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MRG  |  July 1st, 2009 at 07:37:04

    It’s only FUD.


  • 2. dark  |  July 1st, 2009 at 09:19:02

    I’d rather say that Stallman’s article expresses his own ideas and everyone can choose to agree or not to agree with him. I do, as I forecast that his fears are not so improbable to happen.

    FUD is a totally different matter.


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