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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Nice idea - in a fantasy world
by Larz on Sun 25th Mar 2007 19:02 UTC
Larz
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A decent and up-to-date implementation of .NET without a host of potential legal issues would be a really cool thing. It would make it much cheaper to switch between platforms. Choice is good.

Unfortunately, the greatest advantage would be when migrating from Windows to Linux. As such, Microsoft would never accept such a deal.

Such a thing would only happen, if Microsoft lost its monopoly power, and would have to fight on equal terms (f.ex. if Microsoft had been split up in the first place).

The fact that Icaza can even suggest such a thing, suggests that he is living in a fantasy land.

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