Planet Gnome and Proprietary Software

Thanks to Lefty for tweeting about the discussion of whether Proprietary Software should be talked about on Planet Gnome. Lefty’s article is here, the thread about the issue is here, and a poll initiated by Lefty is here. There’s several points that I think need consideration: 1) Do we want censorship?2) Is this censorship (there’s […]

Microsoft Community Promise & MONO

Well, since I made my post about the arguments surrounding Mono, Peter Galli of Microsoft has announced that Microsoft will be applying the Community Promise to the ECMA 334 and ECMA 335 specs. But what does this mean? Get ready for a long post…. The Microsoft Community Promise states: Microsoft Community PromisePublished: September 12, 2007 […]

The Mono Firefight

Well OK, it’s not a movie. But with all the excitement we’ve had lately about Mono I decided to do some research. to find out how it all started. Many links later, I think I’ve located the start of the current controversy, and a bit better understanding of it. This set of links is not […]

Think of it as Evolution in Action

Bryan Lunduke is of the opinion that Free Software programmers are wasting their time. That we should do things once, and avoid re-implementing the wheel. Curiously Helios wrote a blog post about Bryan’s presentation, in which he seemed to back Bryan (and a later post which appears to disagree). Now I don’t know either of […]