The less those people have to say anywhere, the better. They turned SuSE into a RHEL clone just to satisfy their egos. Luckily the opensuse community resisted and fought back when Miguel's posse tried to force gnome as default/only desktop.
"Killing" would involve dropping all support for KDE. What Novell did was a far cry from that, except in the most callous of minds.
in a product like SLES changing the default is like killing.
There was no need, no reason. The ximian gang just wanted it.
I hope this idiocy is going to be reversed now that they got rid of them.
Okay, after further digging, it sounds like Apple quietly backed off of the restrictions I was thinking of. When I last heard about it in any detail, they were saying that you were just flat-out not allowed to run any native code that was not originally compiled from C, C++, or Objective-C (meaning that you weren't allowed to do ahead-of-time compilation of other languages, even if it was to one of those languages), and script/bytecode had to be interpreted and not updatable except through updating the app as a whole. Apparently, even Flash apps can be built as iOS apps now; Apple seemingly just doesn't want users running something that allows getting apps somewhere other than the App Store or allows developers to write iOS apps without a Mac involved somewhere.
Every time I see people discussing how Microsoft isn't that bad, and it won't use its technology to destroy others in a conspiracy theory-like manner, because that's just a silly thing to believe, I just post one particular URL:
And everyone shuts up. So, please, keep M$ shit away from Linux. Thank you.
For all those who seriously thought my last post was an ill-mannered, bigoted, emotional response, I have a real one for you: go fuck yourselves!
Oh, and Miguel de Icaza is hardly the diplomat himself (linuxhater). I don't know about you, but I think it's far worse to be an anonymous coward to cover up your true feelings than to be a bit ill-mannered.In the world of open source and free choice... manners die?
That's some ego you've got their. Hint, SUSE is owned by a for-profit corporation which doesn't really give a damn on anything other than their stock value and (hence) their paying customers. If their customers demand Mono, then Mono it is.