shameful censoring of mono opposition

Remco remco47 at
Mon Jun 8 14:55:32 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Mackenzie Morgan<macoafi at> wrote:
> And in using Flash, we're Adobe technology users (even if, like I do, you use
> swfdec instead of Adobe's plugin).  Sometimes pragmatism is needed to gain
> enough users for the critical mass that would let us push back.

That's different. Flash is ubiquitous on the internet. And it's not
even installed by default. When <video> gets implemented by the major
sites, Flash will get installed far less.

And even if we were to use Flash technology, that's not the same as
using Microsoft technology. Ubuntu's main competitor is Microsoft.
Using someone else's dogfood (Mono) because your own dogfood (Java) is
crap is not good advertising.

Mono is used for two applications: a photo manager and a note-taking
program. Those programs are hardly a selling point of Ubuntu. And
therefore, the use of Mono is unwarranted.


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