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Feb
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comment Mono & Commercial Projects
Two pieces of difference: a) no patent threats (which is probably the most important reason why RHT won't touch Mono with ten-feet pole), b) this is NOT an "alternative to spec" of the Oracle's Java, but (especially with OpenJDK7 and 8, a little bit less with OpenJDK 6) it IS the same code Oracle provides you, and Oracle itself claims so (even OpenJDK 6 was certified 100% Java). Did I ever heard official endorsement of Mono by MSFT, like certification-level endorsement?
Feb
13
comment Mono & Commercial Projects
@JonathanHenson Oracle? What you are talking about? Of course, they use free OpenJDK, certified 100% Java (and 100% free as in "free software"). You don't believe the FUD generated by MSFT that the Java situation is same as C#, do you? Note that my employer, RHT, produces also JBoss … we do take Java very very seriously, and yes, of course, OpenJDK is part of RHEL, so it is 100% supported by Red Hat without regards what Oracle does or doesn’t do. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openjdk
Feb
13
comment Mono & Commercial Projects
My employer is on the record of rewriting couple of hundred thousand lines C# application to Java just not to be dependent on whims of MSFT. lpeer.blogspot.cz/2010/04/switching-from-c-to-java.html
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