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The Mono Crusade

May 19, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stefano Forenza)

"I'm a Mono user myself. Either for birth (Ubuntu includes Mono applications by default) and choice (I'm currently a Gnome Do Docky user and I've used Tomboy extensively in the past). I'm also the starter of the Rapache project, a Python application which actually includes (or used to, I don't remember right now) a plugin to make it easier to configure Mono under Apache.

"Still Novell secret and exclusionary exclusive deal with Microsoft gives me shivers, as does its GPL2 license which explicitly forbids it to be redistributed as GPL3 and the Microsoft promise not to sue over Mono, which covers Novell customers (?) directly.

"That said, I can fully understand who doesn't want Mono installed by default, and those who remove it altogether and look good replacements. What I don't understand is all that fuss."

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