Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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A user's perspective
by Buffalo Soldier on Sat 13th Jun 2009 03:35 UTC
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This is what I believe:

1) There are other things in linux ecosystem that are derived from patent incumbered things.

2) But none of those comes from company that is so openly against Free & Open Source Software.

But I have no ill feelings towards Mono developers and users. Just like I have no ill feelings towards WINE developers and users.

I only request that Mono is treated like WINE where:
1) it is _NOT_ installed by _DEFAULT_

2) important package/metapackage, such as ubuntu-desktop metapackage, does not depend on it

3) still give option to people to use it by including it in multiverse/non-free

So far I am quite happy with Ubuntu because it lets me uninstall f-spot, tomboy and mono without removing other non-mono stuff (ubuntu-desktop)

Am I being unreasonable?

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