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OMG!Ubuntu! Likes Mono

Amazed at Mono



Summary: Novell's project that's complementary to Microsoft's illegally-obtained monopoly on the desktop is being advertised in a site whose target audience is Ubuntu GNU/Linux users

LAST week we found out that David Nielsen, who promotes Banshee in OMG!Ubuntu!, is personally involved in Banshee. We wrote about it some days ago, naming this a "conflict of interest". Today we see that this Banshee campaign from Nielsen (promoting it in Ubuntu) carries on and there is nothing wrong with it if OMG!Ubuntu! views itself as a platform in which writers promote their own projects of interest rather than provide information, including a word about the problems with Mono. As we pointed out before, while the site is a good source of Ubuntu developments, it promotes Mono more than necessary while neglecting to list the drawbacks which are widely acknowledged. Joey too (main site admin) is doing this right now by pushing Pinta (Mono-based project from a Novell employee [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]), so it is not a case of contributing writers getting out of line.



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