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[4]: Why not?
by vivainio on Mon 15th Jun 2009 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why not?"
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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.

Luckily (in the big picture), Mono still wouldn't be a core dependency for all of Linux desktop - just Gnome. We'll always have KDE. And it's mostly a dependency in name only, it could currently be fixed by just stripping a few apps and removing the dependency line from the metapackage.

I don't think the core Gnome devs would allow making it a dependency without which Gnome wouldn't run.

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