"We have received some mail recently from developers who are
concerned about issues that are covered here, including OOXML and
Mono. One person, for example, was concerned about pressure on KDE
to implement support for OOXML (a big no-no). Coming from Debian, a
concerned developer spoke about the problems surrounding Mono.
Together, we ought to at least try to inform. Maybe we can help in
pushing Debian to reduce its dependency on Mono, which is already
"Let us quickly accumulate pointers to posts which summarise the
problem and use this page as somewhat an index that makes it easy
to understand for those unfamiliar with it..."