Looks like developers of the Mono Project have proved the
"'Mono was one of those projects where people were saying you'll
never be able to do it, the technology challenges are too great and
you're going to fail,' said Mono senior product manager Erik Dasque
this morning, a day after Novell released Mono 1.0. 'Yesterday, we
got a lot of comments saying, 'Wow, I seriously doubted you'd
deliver a solid [version] 1.0...''"