Wow, Glyn, what a dreadfully loaded question about GNOME. You might be leaning on some of the
more extreme views around the (particularly non-practitioning) FLOSS community if you think
that GNOME is "becoming too involved and enmeshed" with Microsoft technologies.
Please, blame the Mono guys for Mono if you have to, but the less than lukewarm embrace of
Mono from the greater GNOME community speaks for itself.