Re(4): Getting Mono and MySQL to play together politely
Posted by: Anonymous
on August 29, 2008 01:20 AM
The Shared Source licenses are defined by many, ESR and RMS included, as a "fake" open source license. There are actually two shared source licenses. One that is no more open than my car door in a ghetto, thanks to such terms as a NDA clause. The second one is just as crippled as the first, non-commercial distribution.
Both are not taken seriously by open source devlopers and are actually feared as they feel that any engineer or programmer who sees the "open" code is compromised. No company wants to use shared source Microsoft software lest Microsoft come around and sue them for IP infringement.
Don't fool yourselves, people. When Microsoft "opens" something it is clearly with the intent of tainting projects that "benefit" from it. Down with Mono! Get that crap off of Linux!