"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..."