On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Alan Milnes <asm linux com>
2009/12/23 Alex Hudson <fedora alexhudson com>:
Actually it makes me very *happy* to have a distro untainted by this stuff.
> I realise a number of people don't care for Mono-related technologies, but
> it would be sad to see Fedora left out in the cold for this stuff.
Never forget their MO:- Embrace - Extend - Extinguish
All thoughts are my own
Then I guess we shouldn't have AJAX either, since Microsoft developed one of the core technologies behind AJAX.
Their MO may be Embrace, Extend, Extinguish, but they are not in a landscape where they can do that without severe backlash. We get angry a lot over Linux FUD, but that doesn't mean you are given the right to spread FUD against Microsoft too.
Mono is based on an open standard, a standard that is being updated periodically too. The parts that aren't part of the standard can easily be placed in separate packages and not installed, if you are really concerned about it.