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Canonical bid to profit from Mono app fails

Feb 21, 2011, 03:05 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"A bid by Canonical to profit from the inclusion of the Mono-dependent music player Banshee in its next Ubuntu release has failed.

"Banshee, a Novell project, which is to replace Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 11.04, provides a means to buy music from the Amazon MP3 Store; the developers had opted to allow the GNOME Foundation to take the entire affiliate's revenue.

"Mono is a project which is owned by Novell and is the brainchild of GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza; it aims to create a free equivalent of Microsoft's .NET development environment. Many FOSS developers are wary of it as there is no guarantee from Microsoft that patent suits do not await its users down the track."

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