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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Yeah, right. Microsoft acquiesced to pirated copies of their business software and OSes, too.

I don't think you really understand the benefits of .NET working on other platforms. Or at least you don't see it from Microsoft's perspective. Who do you think is going to benefit from a wealth of software being developed on .NET? Especially all the new compilers that compile against the CLR. There is Python, PHP, COBOL, FORTRAN, some supported by organizations some supported by guys that just program on the weekends. So what good does it do for Microsoft to shut down a very useful compiler, like PHP.NET, that still compiles .NET code and runs on Windows perfectly. There is none.

And Microsoft understand that not all these guys that are going to be providing very useful tools for its Windows developer that adds to the value of running Windows are going to come from the Windows side of the world. I think you are still stuck in the 90's with your mentality about Microsoft.

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