Red Hat’s Seth Nickell is making his argument why including Mono on Gnome is an unacceptable legal risk down the road. Our Take: So much is being said that there is no written proof that MS won’t sue over C# in the future, even if C# is an ECMA Standard. What I don’t understand is why Red Hat’s and Novell’s laywers don’t even try to extract that assurance from Microsoft in the first place and have a definite answer (and let us know too). This industry works via legal and contract co-ordination, it’s time the Linux companies put that into work too: call a meeting and clear this up. It’s that easy.