Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2007 17:44 UTC, submitted by suka
Mono Project In a recent interview with the online edition of the Austrian daily Newspaper Der Standard, Mono project-lead Miguel de Icaza pleads for a cooperation between Mono and Microsoft's .Net: "I think that the deal should include a technical Mono/.NET collaboration, and even go as far as Microsoft recommending Mono for all of their developers looking at migration."
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Maybe more supprises to come?
by SReilly on Sun 25th Mar 2007 18:41 UTC
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Man, if Miguel is telling the truth there may be more to the deal then at first realized. Check this out -

Also, another thing that rubbed people the wrong way was the promise to the community. And part of the problem with the current promise is that it was an important consideration as part of the deal but they did not get the right wording in place on time. Folks on both companies are trying to improve this to actually mean something meaningful.

It's also funny how people justify they're actions to themselves. Read the following for a prime example -
...the more conservative ones, those that are more risk averse had been waiting on the sidelines. The agreement has basically enabled people that would have otherwise not touched Linux despite its great technological features to adopt it.

As for wanting MS to tell developers to use Mono for cross platform development, the guy must be hallucinating. MS does not want cross platform developers, they want to tie you to they're platform. End of story.

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