[kwlug-disc] Microsoft .NET Micro Open Sourced ...

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 17 16:47:39 EST 2009


I meant "FLOSS is far from winning". 

Too much reliance on spell checkers!

Raul Suarez

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--- On Tue, 11/17/09, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Microsoft .NET Micro Open Sourced ...
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 4:37 PM
> Regardless of whatever purpose MS may
> have, it is clear that slowly they are getting past the
> laughing and fighting.
> 
> FLOSS is far from wining but the perspective is better
> every time.
> 
> Personally I think that they don't care about this
> technology. They found it useless so they are giving it
> away.
> 
> They may not realize that creative hackers can make
> something useful out of it. They also know that many FLOSS
> people won't touch it just because the MS involvement.
> 
> The important lesson here is: If FLOSS were irrelevant and
> a non factor, they could have very well let the platform
> die. Let's say that they found a recycle bin that wins them
> some good will.
> 
> Raul Suarez
> 
> Technology consultant
> Software, Hardware and Practices
> _________________
> http://rarsa.blogspot.com/ 
> An eclectic collection of random thoughts
> 
> 
> --- On Tue, 11/17/09, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Microsoft .NET Micro Open
> Sourced ...
> > To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Received: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 2:29 PM
> > On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 2:07 PM, unsolicited
> > <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 11/16/2009 8:41 PM:
> > 
> > 
> > Another surprise from Microsoft: they made .NET Micro
> open
> > source under the Apache license.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > If I understand you correctly, anyone can thus put a
> .net
> > interpreter on their mobile (or any other?) device
> without
> > licensing fees to MS.
> > 
> > I think so.
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > Does .net content have a significant presence in the
> mobile
> > market / content, or only on Windows Mobile devices?
> > 
> > I think that is the idea: regardless of whether it is
> > popular or not now, they want more adoption of it, and
> hate
> > the fact that Java is dominant on the mobile phone.
> They are
> > perhaps pandering to the .NET developers and saying
> > "You already know it on the desktop, use it for
> mobile
> > devices too".
> > 
> > -- 
> > Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> > 2bits.com, Inc.
> > http://2bits.com
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> > W.Dijkstra
> > 
> > Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --  
> Leonardo
> > da Vinci
> > 
> > 
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