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 lot of people missing the point?
by leech on Sat 13th Jun 2009 18:28 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

The big problem I see here is that Mono for all intents and purposes is being pushed mostly by Novell.

Most of the major developers for the Gnome project also work for Novell.

Novell managed to get Tomboy to become a part of Gnome's official application list, just as Epiphany is the official Web Browser of Gnome.

Personally, I find the sticky notes in Gnome-applets to be sufficient most of the time anyhow. So why this discussion between Gnote and Tomboy being included is even around is beyond me. I do agree though that it's pretty stupid to have a framework installed for just ONE freaking app. It would be the same as if Ubuntu wanted to include Google Earth in their standard distribution, so they'd have to include all the QT libraries.

Or of Kubuntu wanted to have Brasero included in it. Forget the stupidity that k3b is still superior, but all the extra gnome-libs would be absolutely stupid to have along with it.

This is regardless of the whole 'mono sucks' and 'mono doesn't suck' argument.

Case in point, WTF Debian? Not that I generally use Debian as a desktop OS, but STILL! Well, Squeeze is quite a ways off from being released, so I am sure this will be resolved once Gnote is properly finished and released.

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Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

The big problem I see here is that Mono for all intents and purposes is being pushed mostly by Novell.

Most of the major developers for the Gnome project also work for Novell.


You got that right.

The attacks are not directed against Microsoft but against Novell, and who might have an interest in attacking Novell? Could it be Red Hat?

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