"But if one were to believe Jo Shields, a Mono
advocate, the user should merely shut his or her mouth and just use
whatever is created.
"In what one can only term breathtaking arrogance, Shields had
this to say in an essay advocating the use of Mono: "... the vast
majority of the anti-Mono crowd are not developers or packagers -
they are back-seat drivers. They make proclamations about how other
developers (who are surrendering their time to developer Free
Software) should instead use the framework of THEIR choice, not the
developer's. This is another reason why anti-Mono arguments are
given so little respect - the sheer cheek, the PRESUMPTION that
they somehow are in a position to make demands of other developers,
is galling. Free Software is a meritocracy - those who do things
earn respect. Until the anti-Mono crowd actually make a
contribution to Free Software, they will continue to be treated as
cranks - and their questions left unanswered."