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The Microsoft/Novell Mono Lobby

May 19, 2010, 21:03 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Summary: Why there is increased pressure for GNOME and for other projects to love the patents-encumbered monkey (Mono); Black Duck uses IDG for more FUD

"THE GNOME Foundation Board recently added yet another Novell employee [1, 2, 3, 4], probably exceeding the number of people one company is allowed to have among the directors (there are several more). Here is confirmation of that:

"It’s been two months since I was appointed to the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors to replace Behdad. (And those are some pretty big shoes to fill!)

"This man is one of the developers of Tomboy, which is a well-known Mono-based project and the last remaining barrier (bar gbrainy [1, 2, 3, 4]) in Canonical’s route towards a Mono-free Ubuntu (Canonical's CTO knows that there are issues with Mono)."

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