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Embracing the .Beast

Jan 30, 2008, 22:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

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"In recent times Miguel de Icaza has been the subject of much controversy within the Linux community. It hasn't always been so. de Icaza has contributed a lot of popular code to Linux, including large parts of Gnome, the Gnumeric spreadsheet, the Evolution personal and workgroup information manager, the Midnight Commander file manager and some of the SGI Linux hacks, all published under free software licenses.

"de Icaza has credentials and a long history as a free software developer. His current (long standing) notoriety hinges on his role as the architect and lead developer of Mono, a free software implementation of Microsoft's .NET development framework which enables the easy transfer of Microsoft applications and skills from Windows to Linux..."

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