Ubuntu may increase Mono-dependent apps

The next release of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution may include a third Mono-dependent application by default, a spokesman for Canonical, the parent company for Ubuntu, told iTWire today.

Responding to an inquiry about the Canonical policy on Mono, Gerry Carr said: “That’s an interesting question. Really, it is Ubuntu’s board of governance, not Canonical whose policy you want as they decide what goes in the distro. The board have been asked the same thing recently and are considering it but I do not have a timeline for a decision but I will track and push as far as I can.”

Mono is a software project begun some years ago by current Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza to create an open source clone of Microsoft’s .NET development environment.

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