"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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