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Born: 1936-02-16
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog.

Tags: Business, Friend, Learn

I was interested in Java the beginning, but the problem with Java is you do have to switch your platform.

Tags: Beginning, Interested, Problem

Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days.

Tags: Days, Word, Writers

After releasing Mono 1.0, we started work on a new edition of Mono that will be released later in the year.

Tags: After, Work, Year

All of our code is open source, so it can be used for other projects.

Tags: Open, Source, Used

Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent.

Tags: Computers, Someone, Today

I've never worked with the Java community.

Tags: Community, Java, Worked

In addition to that, Mono has produced a very large set of extra libraries.

Tags: Addition, Large, Libraries

In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.

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It's strategic for us - lots of people will develop applications in .NET.

Tags: Develop, Lots, Net

Not to go too far, but Microsoft is probably used by most people out there.

Tags: Far, Microsoft, Used

Running the test suite like this allows us to catch problems when they are just introduced.

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The software patent problem is not limited to Mono. Software patents affect everyone writing software today.

Tags: Problem, Today, Writing

They have a beautiful security system and we're emulating the whole security infrastructure.

Tags: Beautiful, Security, Whole

We all love Linux, but it's also a fact that some people might not be able to migrate.

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We cannot choose one desktop over the other - Gnome or KDE - because there's users for both code bases.

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Well Microsoft really does develop some really interesting technology.

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When it comes to .NET they've done a really outstanding job.

Tags: Done, Job, Net

With .NET once an API is published it's available to all programming languages at the same time.

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I think that by October the whole company has to migrate to OpenOffice, and then I think it's by June next year we all migrate to Linux - you don't want to migrate 6,000 people both operating system and office suite in a single jump.

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In some cases we've been building tools that are specific to Linux for the desktop, and they only work on Linux, but I see two major projects that are wildly, wildly successful: Mozilla and OpenOffice, and those two programs are cross platform.

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Our strategy in dealing with patents in Mono is the same strategy that any other software developer would take. In the event of a patent claim, we will try to find prior art to the claim of the patent.

Tags: Art, Strategy, Try

So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing - today that doesn't matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers - you really need to have a cross-platform story.

Tags: Matter, Time, Today

We have a lot of existing customers which are also considering Linux desktop migrations and rolling out some of these programs, so we're learning from them.

Tags: Customers, Learning, Linux

We've been using C and C++ way too much - they're nice, but they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower regular users to build applications for Linux.

Tags: Close, Nice, Wanted
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