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O'Reilly: Open-source .Net Inches Closer to Fruition

Jul 23, 2002, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Berger)

"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 available.

"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..."

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