Summary: Mono is no longer a Novell-only product; now it contains Microsoft copyrights and Microsoft software licences
NOVELL continues to promote .NET in GNU/Linux (with well-defined patent boundaries for developers to play in Microsoft’s sandbox with Microsoft’s harsh rules) and the next version of Mono may be imminent now that there is a public preview which OMG!Ubuntu! helps spread. Let’s not forget that Microsoft is already suing over such matters and the new version will contain Microsoft code, which is MS-PL-licensed. This version of Mono is essentially co-developed with Microsoft. By extension, the same goes for the Mono-based Moonlight, which the official Novell/Microsoft Web site (MoreInterop) called "Microsoft Moonlight" (maybe it still does). All Mono-based software may soon rely on Microsoft code, copyrighted by Microsoft and subjected to the patent restrictions Microsoft publicised a year ago.
Still loving Mono? Good luck. █