I can certainly understand why Hubert’s motivation declined, GNote being a project to “fight boredom”, and all the innovation happening in tomboy. But if you remember all the fuss around Tomboy and GNote, thanks to Roy Schestowitz and his little minions, this is actually quite a tasty way for things to turn out.
The utmost victory of the anti-Mono zealots was the decision from Fedora to include GNote by default and to drop Mono. Well done. I’m still savoring my pop-corn.