Summary: Yet another distribution makes the decision to put Mono in the wastebasket; Apple keeps Microsoft’s and Novell’s MonoTouch out
LAST NIGHT we wrote about Netrunner, which removes Mono from Ubuntu GNU/Linux (Mint actually). Someone who read about Netrunner has told us that SchoolOS is also removing Mono. “See part A , toberemove section,” he told us. Another Ubuntu derivative that removed Mono was gNewSense [1, 2] (it later moved to Debian).
“Another Ubuntu derivative that removed Mono was gNewSense…”Who is left to support Mono? Surely not Fedora and Red Hat (the GNU/Linux leader). Even Apple is virtually blocking MonoTouch right now (for background about MonoTouch, see [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]).
In other news, Ryan Paul, who is a longtime promoter of Mono and Moonlight, seems like the latest person to promote Microsoft’s ‘embrace’ of “Open Source” (for Windows only). He writes about CoApp [via Slashdot], which has so far been promoted by Microsoft boosters [1, 2]. Paul is an excellent journalist (we usually agree with him) and he is attempting to promote “Open Source” as a whole (regardless of the underlying platform), but as pointed out in the comments section, he spreads the misconcpetion (in the headline) that it’s about “development” rather than just installation for Windows.
Here at Techrights we consider CoApp to be a misguided idea that only empowers Microsoft. █