"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 (?)
"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."