OpenSUSE classifies Mono-based applications correctly (as proprietary)Read more »
RMS: You shouldn't write software to use .NET. No exceptions.
The basic point is that Microsoft has patents over features in .NET, and its patent promise regarding free software implementations of those is inadequate. It may someday attack the free implementations of these features.
Mono, Glandular fever or its proper name, Mononucleosis is a very infectious disease which many people suffer through in their childhood. It usually has a stigma attached to it and is used in a slang form for ridicule or alienation. Related by the shortened name to this biological virus is the Mono project for Linux.Read more »
Another look at the negative effects of Novell not only on GNU/Linux desktops but also phones and tablets running Linux, the kernelRead more »
The Ubuntu distribution of GNU/Linux is removing F-Spot from its default installation, which leaves very little in terms of Mono dependencies - packages that are really simple to replace anywayRead more »
Canonical's chief technology officer talks about the problem with Microsoft controlling MonoRead more »
A bizarre decision is made just weeks before the final release of Ubuntu 10.04 because an F-Spot (Mono) competitor is removed and Banshee (Mono) gains integration with Ubuntu One
Steven Rosenberg has just published a rave (finally!) about Ubuntu 10.04. He particularly likes gThumb, which can help remove Mono from Ubuntu.
Why programming with Mono (or with MonoTouch) is a risky thing to do, especially now that Novell is up for sale and Apple blocks .NET/MonoRead more »
An analysis combining Ubuntu's relationship with Microsoft proxies such as Yahoo! search and Mono; more on how TurboHercules may be connected to Microsoft and why IBM's response was tactlessRead more »
Finally we have a Ubuntu-based distribution which does not encourage reliance on Microsoft's C#. Clemens Toennies has launched Netrunner, which is based on Linux Mint (Ubuntu derivative) and contains no Mono, as a matter of conscious choice.Read more »
The AAC encoder is taken off Ubuntu repositories, but other, more troubling software stays, despite clear warnings from MicrosoftRead more »