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Network World Fusion: Mono Trudges on with .Net Alternative

Dec 13, 2002, 13:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Berger)

Developers from the loosely-knit Mono project this week made available more bits and pieces of their technology, as they slowly plug away at creating an open source version of Microsoft's .Net initiative. Meanwhile, plans for a complete release of the technology have been put on hold.

"Project founder Miguel de Icaza, CTO at Linux software maker Ximian, predicted earlier this year that Mono version 1.0 would be completed by now. But he said in an interview Tuesday that it won't be ready until the middle of next year.

"'There's a lot of stuff in .Net,' said de Icaza, who has led the effort to allow applications based on .Net to run on Linux and Unix servers. 'I didn't anticipate how big it was...'"

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