I too have been watching the Mono debate with some interest as I am in the process of creating a Mono API for the Bongo Store.
This interests me as I do not want to spend time working on something that will stop any distribution from running such a great app like Bongo.
What worries me more is the character assassination and blatant lie telling that has been going on to in some way justify what is being said by the Mono haters. I wholly agree with Alex’s take on the subject you can find here. I think that this will have an affect on the community but I am not sure what affect it will be.
I hope this is sorted out soon and that the lines get drawn and clarity starts coming to the situation.
I wish the Mono project the best of luck for the future.