Posted by: Anonymous
on May 11, 2008 07:22 PM
Do not use mono under any circumstances. It unnecessarily wastes large amounts of disk space. It is also the vector for spreading MS software patents into Free distros. This goes back to the early planning days of NT where Gates himself proposed using patents to lock out competition. Novell's busy establishing the ground work.
Please, Linux.com editors, screen the articles and keep the proprietary technologies disguised as open source out of the site.
If the legal implications aren't enough, there is the plain technology, which is a poor, immature copy of java. Why try to undermine an established, mature, yet dynamic language like Java. Besides, despite all the astroturfing from MS shills, open source Java has both the large development community and the large, polished set of objects and classes.
If Tomboy is so great, port it to java. It'l have a better technical and legal foundation and make everyone happy.