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Mmmmmm, Mono in Ubuntu/Mint

Postby 900i on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:08 pm

Found this article really eye opening, and promptly removed the offending packages, you should too!

http://www.theopensourcerer.com/2008/08 ... rdy-heron/
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Re: Mmmmmm, Mono in Ubuntu/Mint

Postby Fred on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:01 pm

900i,

I think it is ironic that Gnome was started to get around the use of then non-free QT by KDE. Now mono is making more and more inroads into Gnome.

I think mono is a lot more dangerous to free software than QT ever was. Of course QT is now dual licensed so it is a non-issue at this point. But frankly, mono is a poison pill that could destroy Gnome and damage a lot of other free software as well.

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Re: Mmmmmm, Mono in Ubuntu/Mint

Postby badmotor on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:10 am

... so I gather this doesn't cause any problems removing in Mint? What does uninstalling it do in the grand scheme of things? Surely it's not going to influence the developers not to use it in future....
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Re: Mmmmmm, Mono in Ubuntu/Mint

Postby 900i on Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:05 am

I followed the recommendations and have not found any negative effects as yet.
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Re: Mmmmmm, Mono in Ubuntu/Mint

Postby kanishka on Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:45 am

Me too... in Elyssa KDE
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Re: Mmmmmm, Mono in Ubuntu/Mint

Postby nelamvr6 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:06 pm

What are the chances of making Zim the default in future Mint releases and avoiding Mono?
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