Summary: Software which makes GNU/Linux and Free software developers more accessible to Microsoft continues to be developed at Novell
WE occasionally hear about Mono being further developed but rarely about Moon Lie (Moonlight). Moon Lie is still being developed a little, based on this new post about Mono Accessibility 2.1. It is said that for KDE there are benefits in Mono Accessibility too:
Mono Accessibility 2.1 Released
A huge benefit of this work is that kde will be able to use it without pulling in a bunch of gnome dependencies allowing for a clean desktop independent accessibility infrastructure.
Mono dependencies continue to pose a risk to users and developers, who are simply giving Microsoft too much control over the API of choice. With promotion of Gnome-don’t (Mono) comes a certain liability and while it’s not constructive to ban such programs, shipping them by default (as some distributions do) is helpful to Microsoft, which is suing GNU/Linux and harming its adoption in all sorts of nefarious ways. █