"Gnote has just been added to lenny-backports, so there
is hope that Debian will remove Mono as a by-default component.
Sooner or later it might, just like Fedora.
"Although Ubuntu can follow suit and remove Mono as a default
component by simply replacing applications, it does not seem likely
to happen when pro-Mono people gain positions of power. We warned
over a year ago that this might happen to Ubuntu. Being the most
ubiquitous distribution on the desktop, it is a preferred
battleground for the likes of Novell and Microsoft to advance
interests. Rigging of votes, for example, is not far fetched at