Very interesting overview of the story of Mono and Miguel's role in it. If you've not been following that story all along, it's an especially useful summary and briefing. Note also the GNOME acronym expansion.
O'Grady is circling an important discovery here - that software freedom actually matters as a principle because it leads to growing, free markets of innovation. We may be discovering that dual-licensing is actually a parasitic game played on software freedom caused by placing monetisation before liberty. I sense a discussion forming...
"What this episode really uncovers is that AT&T is dying. AT&T is dragging down the rest of us by overcharging us for voice calls and stifling innovation in a mobile data market critical to the U.S. economy."
Early on at Sun I noticed that there were plenty of people around who liked less-than-serious videos. I just found my favourite to date up on YouTube, along with three others I'd not seen before (of varying funniness), all under the title "The IT Guy". Give these a try:
Episode 1: "Good Enough" is still Good ... Right? ("Xeon Roasted")