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Librenix: Mono-culture and the .NETwork effect

Oct 14, 2003, 00:00 (28 Talkback[s])

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"Consider a future where Microsoft has succeeded in migrating most Windows development to the .NET framework. With the considerable power that Microsoft wields over corporate desktop computing, the success of .NET is easy to foresee.

"Now, imagine for a moment that Mono, following in .NET's footsteps, is also hugely successful. Further, imagine that, in its success, Mono displaces a large portion of traditional Linux software development over the next few years.

"I believe that if the above scenario becomes reality it could lead to a disaster for Linux. In such a future, Microsoft would have tremendous leverage over Linux, Linux programmers, and businesses using Linux..."

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