Mono Applications

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Consider reading this old summary to learn why Mono is bad or this newer primer with instructions on how to remove Mono.

Mononono is an advised solution to prevent Mono from cropping up in a system. If you are using Gentoo, just add the line dev-lang/mono to the file /etc/portage/package.mask and add "-mono" to your USE flags in /etc/make.conf.

The following are those programs, according to Wikipedia, which attempt to replace legitimate applications and need to be removed:

Finding and Removing Mono-based Software

The following are programs that use the Mono application programming interface|API and C# instead of Java, Python or other open architectures.

Recommended application or solution Mono intrusion vector
Anjuta, KDevelop, Eclipse, Java, QtCreator, Parrot, PHP, etc. aped in mono by MonoDevelop
Rhythmbox (GTK/GNOME), Amarok (Qt/KDE), Exaile (GTK/GNOME), XMMS, etc. aped in mono by Muine
Deluge (GTK/GNOME), KTorrent (Qt/KDE), etc. aped in mono by Monsoon


API Domination

Moonsoon is a bittorrent client which uses monotorrent library. Mono people can try to include Moonsoon as part of a default GNOME installation. Mono promoter; OpenSUSE already includes monsoon and Banshee in its GNOME installations.

Bad Licence

Moonsoon and monotorrent use the MIT/X11 licence. It's not good for GNU/Linux to promote permissive licences; instead use GNU GPLv3 or copyleft licenses. And MIT/X11 is not good for protecting projects against software patents.

(Panda3D) aped in mono by Unity
Gnote (GTK/GNOME), zim, knotes (Qt/KDE), etc. aped in mono by Tomboy

Criticism: The sad thing is that Tomboy included by default in a lot of GNU/Linux distributions. Gtk-sharp has a lot of packages, while other bindings have nothing. This causes API Domination controlled mainly by an abusive monopolist, Microsoft.

Cobalt aped in mono by libsecondlife
Password Gorilla. aped in mono by KeePass 2
solution iFolder 3
gThumb (GTK/GNOME), digiKam (Qt/KDE), Gwenview, etc. aped in mono by F-Spot
Launchy, Katapult (Qt/KDE), Deskbar etc. aped in mono by GNOME Do
Avidemux, Kino. aped in mono by Diva .
Liferea (GTK/GNOME), Akregator (Qt/KDE), Thunderbird, RSSOwl, etc. aped in mono by Blam!
Strigi, Tracker, Recoll,Pinot, etc. aped in mono by Beagle
Rhythmbox (GTK/GNOME), Amarok (Qt/KDE), Totem (GTK/GNOME), Exaile (GTK/GNOME), etc. aped in mono by Banshee

License: MIT/X11

Criticism: Although it is a good player with a bad interface, it is sponsored by Novell and because this Banshee uses a very permissive licence -- not sufficient to protect multimedia contents and not good to protect the project against patents.

Quassel IRC (Qt/KDE), XChat (GTK/GNOME) aped in mono by Smuxi

Criticism: Altough it's free GNU software, it promotes C# development instead of Java.

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