“The Race to Linux contest may also turn out to be a foot race
in legal minutiae about software licenses.
“Announced last month by a group called ‘The Code Project’ and
Mainsoft Corporation, the contest challenged developers to port
three of Microsoft’s ASP.NET starter kits from Windows to Linux.
The Race to Linux contest offered contestants the following
cross-platform tools: Open source scripting language PHP,
Mainsoft’s Grasshopper (a freely available plug-in to the Visual
Studio .NET IDE, and SQL Server 2000) and the open source Mono
project, which is sponsored by Novell…”