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



In my opinion, maybe Mono is a good thing for attracting more developers to come into Linux world. Also Programmers  write a lot of great softwares, such as tomboy, f-spot and giver. But we can not ignore that there are some legal issues in Mono. If Microsoft accuses some users of stealing his copyright, or  Microsoft bans developers to write C#, it will cause a large disaster for OpenSource community.

As far as I am concerned, I suggest that Mono is not the default installation on Fedora. But Mono should staying at Fedora repository. I am using f-spot to export my photos to picasa web album. It is much better than Google Picasa for Linux. I know that gnote will replace tomboy. I hope solang will replace f-spot for the reason that sometimes after I upload photos to picasa web album f-spot would crash.

Also moving Mono to RPM Fusion may be a better choice. It is more efficient to avoid legal issues with Microsoft. But lacking of maintainers, RPM Fusion is unlikely to maintain Mono platform and  some applications requiring Mono well. So I suggest that Mono should stay at Fedora repository but not be the default installations.

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