"In recent times Miguel de Icaza has been the subject of much
controversy within the Linux community. It hasn't always been so.
de Icaza has contributed a lot of popular code to Linux, including
large parts of Gnome, the Gnumeric spreadsheet, the Evolution
personal and workgroup information manager, the Midnight Commander
file manager and some of the SGI Linux hacks, all published under
free software licenses.
"de Icaza has credentials and a long history as a free software
developer. His current (long standing) notoriety hinges on his role
as the architect and lead developer of Mono, a free software
implementation of Microsoft's .NET development framework which
enables the easy transfer of Microsoft applications and skills from
Windows to Linux..."