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Stop piling on Mono already

Jul 08, 2009, 14:04 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Yes, Mono is based on Microsoft's .NET. Like it or not, several valuable open-source programs like Tomboy, a well-regarded note-taking program; Moonlight/Moonshine, which enables you to listen and view Windows Media-bound music and videos on Linux; and Banshee, my personal pick for the best Linux music player, are Mono applications.

"Would it be better if these applications were written in some more free software ideologically pure language? I doubt it. They were written in Mono, not Python or C++. It's a pointless question. If you don't like them, write better ones in another language. It's the open-source way after all."

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