[linux-elitists] DOTGNU

Kevin A. Burton burton@openprivacy.org
Thu Dec 27 00:58:26 PST 2001

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Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org> writes:

> begin Brenno J.S.A.A.F. de Winter quotation of Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 10:23:56AM +0100:
> > While working on a series of articles on the effects of .NET to the 
> > industry I came across the DOTGNU project ( www.dotgnu.org). 
> The problem with saying that you're going to do a "Free .NET" is that ".NET"
> is a silly step-on-other-people's-terminology marketing gimmick that will
> either get replaced by another name or start referring to something else.

A lot of the .NET stuff is based on what they have pushed through the ECMA.

> If you break the whole mess down, as far as I can tell you get a
> rounded-scissors version of C++, a standard library for same, a virtual
> machine, and a Big Brother bank/authentication/anal probe system.

I am all for criticizing MS... but Hailstorm is a .NET application, not really

> Some of these might make interesting free software projects for some people.
> I still don't know what problem each part is supposed to solve, though.

C# sucks... why duplicate Java? (of course it is an ECMA stanard).  CLI is cool.

Hopefully SUN will see this as competition Open Source Java.  It is their only
way out...


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