No one is saying Gnome is in bed with Microsoft, but to say Gnome has no relationship with
Mono and Microsoft is disingenuous at best, and to compare that relationship to KDE and Nokia
is flat wrong. Microsoft could bring a patent suit against Mono; they can change the API,
they can do any number of things to make Mono a poor country cousin to the city slicker from
Redmond, and that will all cascade into problems for Gnome. There is no such problem for KDE,
least of all from Nokia.