"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