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NewsForge: DotGNU Project Looks for Ideas, Developers During 36-hour IRC Meet-a-thon

Mar 15, 2002, 20:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"DotGNU , a Free Software Web services project that's a response to Microsoft's .NET, is hosting a 36-hour marathon IRC meet-a-thon this weekend aimed at interested developers and experienced contributors to hash over some issues.

"DotGNU could be known as the Free Software .NET-like Project That Isn't Mono, but developers there say the less publicized project is making good progress, with a heavy-traffic email list as part of the evidence.

"The IRC meeting runs from 10 a.m. GMT Saturday to 10 p.m. GMT Sunday and is organized into sessions starting every four hours, with the first 12 hours being "the tourist session of the meeting" to introduce new people to the project, according to Gopal.V, one of the event organizers. Among the topics will be .NET, general Web services and "their implications on freedom." The meeting will be at irc.openprojects.net#dotgnu.."

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