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Mono: A Progress Report

Aug 11, 2007, 18:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edd Dumbill)

"Mono is an open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET platform. More properly, it's an implementation of the ECMA 335 Common Language Infrastructure standard, along with work-alike implementations of various parts of Microsoft's .NET libraries.

"The project was conceived in 2001 by Miguel de Icaza of GNOME fame, while working at Ximian, the start-up he co-founded with Nat Friedman. Ximian was acquired by Novell in 2003, and Mono became an important part of their strategy. De Icaza is still very much Mono's figurehead and inspiration, as well as a hands-on coder..."

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