"News of Mono's progress will be among several announcements
from companies that make open-source software, which is typically
available for free or at lower cost than products from proprietary
software vendors and with the underlying source code freely
"The Mono project will detail tools it has developed that will
allow programmers to build Web-based applications based on
Microsoft's .Net platform and execute those applications on
computers that run versions of the Linux and Unix operating
systems, according to Ximian.
"'For the first time, we are really starting to show people how
they can do development on Mono,' said Jon Perr, vice president of
marketing at Ximian, in Boston..."