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Computerworld New Zealand: Mono's Demise Bad News for Open Source

Dec 11, 2006, 16:45 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

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"Just when the Mono Project was beginning to gain traction, along comes Sun Microsystems to take the wind from its sails. I can't help but feel it's a mixed blessing.

"Mono gives Linux developers something they have never had before. It's a full application development platform, based on a fast runtime engine and virtual machine. It offers advanced, modern features, including Just-in-Time compilation, the 'sandbox' security model and automated memory management. It supports multiple programming languages and it isn't tied to any one processor. Best of all, it's fully open source..."

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