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LinuxProgramming: GNU Announces DotGNU and GNU Mono to Replace Microsoft .NET

Jul 09, 2001, 16:23 (112 Talkback[s])
"The Free Software Foundation announced today the launch of two Free Software projects, DotGNU and GNU Mono, that will replace Microsoft's .NET system. The DotGNU and Mono projects will cooperate to build a full Free Software solution.

DotGNU will be led by David Sugar, who current maintains Bayonne, the GNU telephony system. Sugar, who co-founded OST, a service company for GNU Bayonne, was also recently named the CTO of FreeDevelopers, a democratic community-based company started by Tony Stanco. Many developers of DotGNU are associated with FreeDevelopers, but work on DotGNU is centered at Savannah, the GNU developer collaboration site.

GNU Mono will be led by Miguel de Icaza, who has already led GNU's GNOME desktop environment to great successes. de Icaza is president of the GNOME Foundation and CTO of Ximian, a Free Software company based in Boston. Work on GNU Mono will be centered at Ximian."

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