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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Cloud Cuckoo Land
by segedunum on Sun 25th Mar 2007 19:34 UTC
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I haven't agreed with the reasons behind starting Mono over the years, particularly some of the regurgitated Microsoft marketing about .Net. However, if they could have looked at some of the ways they thought .Net was better, as well as Java and up and coming stuff like Ruby, then I think they could really have had something. As it is, they wanted to create a .Net compatible clone which will never get them anywhere. Additionally, Windows.Forms is stillborn even in the Windows world because Avalon is supposedly the next big thing.

If he thinks he's going to get collaboration from Microsoft for Mono to be anything other than an interesting little educational project, like Rota, he really should check himself in somewhere. There is ample historical evidence that this will simply not happen, and the deal was an ill advised sham.

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