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]: Why not?
by gustl on Mon 15th Jun 2009 11:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why not?"
gustl
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Novell could have negotiated a patent peace concerning Mono between the whole of the community and Microsoft, instead they chose to just protect themselves.

Additionally Microsoft is no company you like to hand something which even allows them to FUD you out of the market.
And having all free Linux distros depending on Mono would allow Microsoft to FUD them.

Trying to keep Mono out of your core dependencies makes sense, because in the world of "big company vs. small company" lawsuits, having to enter the struggle usually is a defeat for the small company.

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