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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I would be surprised that any open source coders would go near ROTOR - it is known that even talking about it and then coding open source is a breach of its shared source licensing

    seriously though, I am very cynical about what rotor can offer to people who aren't activestate - mono provides 95% of rotor but without the cancerous / parasitic licensing.

    Shared source is typical microsoft 'heads we win, tails you lose' marketechture and best avoided.

    If microsoft really wanted CLI to be an open standard they would have followed suns example, now java is flourishing as java is a proper open standard without restrictive licensing.

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    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • I hate licensing. mono and portable.net are reinventing the wheel for no good reason, apart from licensing.

      Actually, the license for rotor [microsoft.com] isn't too bad. It even contains the phrase "You may use any information in intangible form that you remember after accessing the Software".

      God I hate licenses.

      • I think there is more to mono than licensing, end even if it were just about licensing it brings some kind of diverity if not healthy competition.

        I am glad KDE and GNOME both exist because I prefer the approach the gnome people have taken and they have fed back into each other.

        At a later point maybe mono and rotor can share ideas that makes the CLI better implemented or more powerful. Of course this is limited by microsoft rather than ximian - again this boils down to licensing - there would not be a ne

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        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;