"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