Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC
Fedora Core Today, Fedora 11 will be unleashed upon the web. The release has been postponed for a few days, but this time it's for real. It comes packed with lots of changes, such as improved boot time, Nouveau as the default NVIDIA driver, and of course the latest and greatest version of various open source packages.
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1. Firefox 3.5 beta 4 is the version in F11.

Precisely. The "Read more" text on OSNews for this article originally claimed Firefox 3.1, not Fedora.

2. Fedora has not dropped mono at this time. We are substituting Gnote for Tomboy in F12 for several reasons including concerns about the size a native C++ app could save us on an already very cramped Live image.

One would only get any savings by substituting Gnote for Tomboy if one also dropped Mono libraries that Tomboy depends upon.

Since Gnote is the functional equivalent of Tomboy, the only benefits of doing this at all is the removal of the waste of space and potential liability that is Mono.

Surely Fedora realises that some of the features that the Mono project advertises itself as including, to whit:
Microsoft Compatible API
Run ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and Windows.Forms 2.0 applications without recompilation

are patented, proprietary technologies (that are not standards, and are not covered by any Open Specification Promise) which require a license to run and to redistribute?

Edited 2009-06-09 15:31 UTC

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