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[3]: 50MB?
by abraxas on Mon 15th Jun 2009 01:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 50MB?"
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people don't want to give the signal that it's now ok (or even recommended) to develop on Mono, because as it increases in popularity, the potential devastation caused by Microsoft pressing the "kill switch" (or, more probably, "quiet strangulation" switch) will be much larger.

I understand this is one of the stated reasons but it doesn't make sense. Microsoft has as much power to "pull the plug" on any piece of FLOSS software as it does Mono.

As gnote proves, Mono apps that become successful can be ported to C++ with relative ease

I wouldn't be so sure of that. Tomboy is relatively simple as far as Mono applications go.

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