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."
Permalink for comment 224518
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Mono/Microsoft collaboration
by de_wizze on Sun 25th Mar 2007 18:50 UTC in reply to "Mono/Microsoft collaboration"
de_wizze
Member since:
2005-10-31

He must not have heard about the story of "The Scorpion and the Frog". This is business and Microsoft did what was necessary to protect its competitive advantage (whether present or future). What they should do is continue to innovate and maintain that competitive advantage. There are so many instances where the focus has been on keeping up where it doesn't quite matter and not leveraging/marketing the advantages enough. I like that they have developed a tool to aid with migrations but as Daniel Robbins found out(leaving due to frustration over not being able to work at his "full level of technical ability"), when entering into scenarios such as this, competitors are only going to assist you as far as it benefits them, no further. You still have to work on what makes you better. So when he describes doing WPF better, I applaud that direction (while still maintaining compatibility of course)

Edited 2007-03-25 19:02

Reply Parent Score: 5