So I’ve been following the saga of Tomboy Notes (and subsequently Mono) being added to the Debian install. On the surface, it seems fairly harmless, and part of that is because I not only use Tomboy, but I enjoy it. As part of the ongoing saga, Richard M. Stallman (RMS) has spoken out against the inclusion because .NET is not free software.
Regardless of where this all falls, I have to come out and say that RMS makes me want to be a better person. So much so, that I even gave gNewSense a once over to perhaps alleviate my shackles towards non-free software. Well, as much as I want to be a better person, and I may even give up Tomboy / any other Mono apps for that matter, I don’t see me using an operating system that doesn’t seem to handle my wireless card when I boot up the Live CD. I’m hoping to give Gobuntu a try soon, I’m assuming it will work better than gNewSense out of the box.
So yeah, RMS is definitely a better person than I… for now.
Oh, and for the record, #fuckpatents.