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ONLamp: Will Mono Become the Preferred Platform for Linux Development?

Mar 12, 2004, 14:00 (43 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edd Dumbill)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The Mono project has a clear goal: to become the first-choice platform for Linux software development. Considering that Mono is an implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework, that goal might sound particularly audacious to many Linux fans.

"To find out more, I attended a two day developer meeting hosted by Novell's Ximian division in Boston, MA. Led by the energetic and inimitable Miguel de Icaza, the meeting gave plenty of opportunity for mingling with the Mono developers and listening to presentations on various aspects of the project.

"The meeting was held at the end of a week of collaboration between the core Mono developers. A remarkably distributed team, this was the first time some of them had met. Even more remarkable is the small number of people involved in Mono's implementation: the core developers total only twelve..."

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