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Mono: Why is Debian resorting to spin?

Gone are the days when the Debian GNU/Linux Project had a spokesman whose utterances could be taken at face value. More here

But after Free Software Foundation chief Richard Stallman called the Debian move risky – he based the statement on the inference that a decision on including Mono in the Debian default install had already been taken – Debian spokesman Alexander Reichle-Schmehl decided that the project had to speak up and did so by trying to explain things through a post on his blog.

Unfortunately, his statement contained some spin and also a number of errors. Reichle-Schmehl had to then write a second, much longer statement, explaining things all over again.

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