[OT] Mono politics [was: Re: Compile Mono]

Bob McConnell rmcconne at lightlink.com
Thu May 15 23:08:22 UTC 2008

Michael.Coll-Barth at VerizonWireless.com wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chris Jones
>> Any distro that claims to care about true software freedom cannot 
>> include Mono in it (IMHO).
> Say what?  Wouldn't 'true software freedom' mean that I can use *any*
> software I want?  Even if it isn't open source?

Yes, that is the meaning of freedom. But Mono is a blatant attempt to 
slip proprietary components into Linux and take away that freedom. 
Microsoft wants to be able to tell you what software you can run and how 
much you have to pay them to run it. If you allow them to do that by 
becoming dependent on their Trojan horse, you have only yourself to blame.

Bob McConnell

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