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Re: [DotGNU]Gnome to be based on .NET

From: Philipp Haller
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Gnome to be based on .NET
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 17:09:42 +0100 (MET)

> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Bill Lance wrote:

> Java won't bind you to Solaris like .Net will bind you to windoze.
> No one would argue that Sun couldn't do better vis-a-vis the Free
> Software community, but they _are_ shipping JDK/JRE for Linux, Solaris,
> and Windoze. You won't see Microsoft doing that.
> We can focus our energies to solve the problem of how to build, deploy,
> and maintain web apps and services faster, easier, and more efficiently,
> or we can spend cycles porting a technology who's creator has one thing
> in mind; creating platform dependant users.

Yes, Java is a nice platform and you can build powerful apps and services
very fast. But Java is still not free and thus can never be integrated into
GNU/Linux systems like the traditional GNU tool chain which would add to its
Microsoft realized (at least this time) that a language independant approach
based on a runtime system comparable to the Java VM really *is* good for
Why not build our own free GPLed C# compiler/runtime system? Then we can
really do whatever we want to (just like with gcc etc.) and don't ask Sun for
permission to implement a subset of Java 2.


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