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“I Believe Gnote is Also Slated for Inclusion by Default in Debian and Ubuntu”

Summary: Reasons for true optimism as Mono drifts further away from GNU/Linux

STATES ONE anonymous person:

I believe Gnote is also slated for inclusion by default in Debian and Ubuntu.


For those who are just joining us, Red Hat decided to remove Mono from its default installation of Fedora [1, 2]. Perhaps the way to reward the project is to check out Fedora 12 when it comes out. The remark above is attached to the following new article from Sam Varghese.

Fedora casts Mono into outer darkness



[...]

There are fears around Mono that it may be subject to patent claims by Microsoft down the track.


Richard Chapman adds:

Why in the world would any true blue Linux user want to use anything related to mono/Microsoft. It's a trap! Go back before it's too late! I have heard Miguel de Icaza speak of Microsoft in glowing terms. It almost sounds like worship. It makes me wonder why he hasn't left Novell for a job at Microsoft. My conclusion: He's worth more to Microsoft where he is. I know many people just look a the technical side of things and harbor no ill feelings towards one side or the other. That's the way Microsoft would like everyone to see things. If that were the case then they could do their "work" unhindered by sticky matters of market dominance or even monopoly being raised. I don't need any more reasons to dislike Microsoft but they keep giving them to me anyway. Microsoft is bad. Bad for business. Bad for your mental health. When Microsoft is gone, or gone enough, the World will be a much better place. People and businesses will wonder how they ever got any work done in Microsoft's prison.


The worst one can do is offer Microsoft a new home in other platforms which it is suing.

“At Microsoft I learned the truth about ActiveX and COM and I got very interested in it inmediately [sic].”

--Miguel de Icaza



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