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.
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result.
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