Canonical bid to profit from Mono app fails

[ Thanks to Sam
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

“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

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