"Mono, Glandular fever or its proper name, Mononucleosis is a
very infectious disease which many people suffer through in their
childhood. It usually has a stigma attached to it and is used in a
slang form for ridicule or alienation. Related by the shortened
name to this biological virus is the Mono project for Linux.
"In case you don't already know about it, the whole purpose of
mono for Linux (hereafter just mono) is simply to allow microsofts
self serving language and sub-standard net protocols to work under
Linux. This project is hosted by Novell which entered into a
partnership with microsoft because they were spooked by the whole
license and litigation saber rattling of a few years ago."