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NewsForge: Why Mono is Significant

Jul 20, 2004, 01:45 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gareth Russell)

"Mono is an open source implementation of the .Net development framework as developed by Microsoft and submitted to the ECMA standards authority. The project, which released version 1.0 last month, is significant in several ways: it offers the potential to unite the open source communities for Windows, Linux, and other platforms; it fulfills the niche for a powerful migration tool; it builds upon existing open source technologies such as Mozilla and Apache; and--most importantly--it illustrates the resolve of the open source community to rise to Microsoft's challenge.

"Mono provides a unique and significant opportunity to unite the open source development communities for Windows, Linux, and other platforms. Through its use of the C# language, Mono can develop true cross-platform applications with ease..."

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