"History is rife with unlikely pairs: van Gogh and Gauguin.
Felix and Oscar. Lyle and Julia. But Tux, the jolly
black-and-yellow Linux penguin, and Bill Gates?
"The unthinkable has happened: an informal partnership between a
Microsoft project called .Net and an ordinarily Microsoft-bashing
camp of programmers who have set out to produce a free twin of the
.Net framework, a set of programming tools.
"The effort, called Mono, is a rare bridging of the chasm
between the commercial world and free software--more commonly
referred to as open-source software--a movement in which the Linux
operating system is at the forefront..."