Elijah asked me to highlight the following part of the decision concerning gtk#:
"New modules may be accepted into the desktop or admin releases with a dependency on gtk#/mono, but any modules accepted into either of those release sets without a dependency on gtk#/mono may not gain one without going through the proposal process again in a subsequent release."
"The 'but' clause appears to have missed several peoples' attention, but I believe it was critical in making this decision palatable to those who strongly opposed any dependency on gtk# (it effectively is an assurance that those who want to remove gtk# will be able to do so without crippling their Gnome installation). I have received at least one email (from the person who I thought was most strongly opposing such a dependency) to that effect. Anyway, I fear that without this rule accompanying the article, people will draw the wrong conclusions about this decision -- causing more effort wasted on unnecessary flamage rather than be put to good use on pushing the free/open source desktop forward. That may be an unfounded fear, but it's one I have nevertheless. ;-)"
Through experience, I think that that fear is anything but unfounded.