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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RE: Maybe more supprises to come?
by anda_skoa on Sun 25th Mar 2007 20:29 UTC in reply to "Maybe more supprises to come?"
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MS does not want cross platform developers, they want to tie you to they're platform

Very true.

However, one thing we have learned from the Microsoft/Novell deal is that Microsoft knowns that some of their customers are at least considering Linux for certain areas.

So in order to avoid having them consider other development frameworks like Java, which are totally not under their control, they might "recommend" a framework they are indirekt control over, e.g. they control the direction of .Net, thus controlling what mono will have to do as well.

An application runable under mono will of course not be as tied to Microsoft as a native application would be, but on the other hand they can more easily convince customers to switch back if the application's performance on Windows can be boosted above the performance on Linux+Mono due to optimiziations in their runtime.

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