"When Microsoft first created the .NET programming
environment, along with C#, it made a point of offering the
standard behind the language and environment to the public. Some
would say this was done to rub Java’s nose in it. Others
would say it was Microsoft learning from its errors. Miguel de
Icaza would say it was a smart move, because he’s the fellow
who decided to implement those specifications in Linux...
"Miguel de Icaza is a polarising figure amongst licence jockeys
like Richard Stallman, but there is no denying his ability to get
things done. We caught up with Miguel and asked him about Mono,
Gnome, and all of the various things in Linux he touches in his
role as a Fellow at Novell and project lead for Mono.
"What’s up with Mono? What are you working on now and
what’s slated for the future?
"Oh, we are working on various new goodies. Mono 2.6 is about to
ship, and it includes some major cool features:"
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