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Re: http://www.fsf.org/news/dont-depend-on-mono



On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 3:14 AM, Matej Cepl <mcepl redhat com> wrote:
Frank Murphy, Mon, 29 Jun 2009 08:38:45 +0100:
> Is there any contingency plans in place, for a worst case scenario if
> C#, is lost? FesCo?

Sure, there is, but no need to panic ... sky is not falling yet (and
there are many reasons to believe it never will).

Note for example, that default installation of Fedora 12 probably won't
require Mono at all (Tomboy was replaced by Gnotes, although the main
reason was savings of many megabytes instead of legal concerns).

Best,

Matěj

P.S.: Says the one who does yum remove mono-\* after every upgrade of
Fedora.

I don't think you need to really worry about Mono itself. If you really are worried about Microsoft suing your brains out, just remove mono-web and mono-winforms. You don't even need those two for most packaged Mono apps on Linux. Only if you want to run applications compiled for .NET framework on Visual Studio/SharpDevelop. 

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