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Netcraft: Interview with Miguel de Icaza, Co-founder of Gnome, Ximian and Mono

Apr 29, 2004, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Q. How has your vision of Mono changed since you began the project, and what are the main aims of Mono are today?

"A. A lot of the things that Microsoft was addressing with .Net were touching on existing pain points for us. We've been using C and C++ way too much --they're nice, but they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower regular users to build applications for Linux. Windows has a lot of tools that address a particular problem but on Linux we're kind of on our own in terms of development So when Microsoft came out with this [.Net] thing, initially what we saw was very interesting, and that's how the project got started. But as people got together and started to work and collaborate on this effort, a couple of things happened..."

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