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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RE: A user's perspective
by Xenu on Sun 14th Jun 2009 02:37 UTC in reply to "A user's perspective"
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3) still give option to people to use it by including it in multiverse/non-free

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Am I being unreasonable?


With that last point I would say so.

Mono is, after all, Free Software. Their authors grant you all the rights^W freedoms that the FSF require for software to bear the title. That there is the nebulous threat of lawsuits from third parties towards the users or implementors of Mono is another thing, but Linux itself was under threat and its status as Free software was never questioned.

I don't know, but if I were one of the authors I would be pissed if someone excluded me from the community and called my hard, GPL'd work 'proprietary' on a whim.

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