Hi Richard, Richard Stallman wrote: > We are talking at cross purposes. The issue I raised is not whether a > person _can_ write a program in C#; Microsoft might try to stop him, > but we will not. The question is whether these programs are treated > as part of GNOME, and to what extent other parts of GNOME use them, > and what other GNOME developers are asked to do in regard to them. > > The GNOME Foundation ought to have something to say about that.
Indeed - the Foundation board has enfranchised the release team, a group accountable to the board and the membership, to decide exactly that. Vincent Untz posted our Mono policy yesterday, which states very clearly GNOME's stance on the issue. No part of the core platform can depend on Mono, and no part of the desktop suit can pick up a new Mono dependency without going through the module approval process again. A Mono dependency does not exclude an application from consideration as part of the GNOME desktop suite, or of any suite other than the core development platform. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list