Mono development in openmoko
thomas at gstaedtner.net
Fri Feb 1 19:05:22 CET 2008
Well, the problem is, that .NET is owned by Microsoft and (partly?)
available under a shared-source-license that allows to see the code, but not
to use it. Microsoft has patents on .NET and even if Mono is free - it
implements .NET and there might be problems if Microsoft decides to use
their patents against mono-users/programmers.
Unfortunately so called "open standards" doesn't mean open-source - it means
you can get a license for using Microsoft's ECMA-standardized functions for
a "adequate" fee.
You may want to read this:
On 2/1/08, Tim Shannon <shannon.timothy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a .net developer professionally, so I prefer to develop in Mono as a
> But why do you say Mono hates freedom? I may be wrong, but I was under
> the impression that mono is an ECMA open standard, and all of the compilers
> and tools are all open source. Microsoft's compilers and tools of course
> aren't open source, but we're not talking about .net on Windows, we're
> talking about mono on Linux.
> On Feb 1, 2008 11:10 AM, Brandon Kruse <admteamkruz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am not bashing on enthusiasm, but why do you guys chose to develop
> > in a language that hates freedom?
> > Especially on this platform :/
> > --------------------------------
> > Brandon Kruse (bkruse)
> > On Feb 1, 2008, at 9:34 AM, "Jae Stutzman" <jaebird at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > We are developing for OpenMoko within mono. So far so good! We are
> > > currently command line (no gui yet). But it definitely is a nice
> > > environment to use. Startup time is a little slow, so AOT compilation
> > > would probably help out there.
> > >
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