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Java IBM has begun participating in open-source Java project Harmony and intends to contribute code to the initiative, according to a Big Blue executive.
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RE: Why not Mono?
by segedunum on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 00:15 UTC in reply to "Why not Mono?"
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Well isnīt .NET a better idea?

No. There's already a huge amount of Java infrastructure around Apache itself, and in the Unix/Linux world all application servers used in corporate environments are Java based. That's where Red Hat wants to go also, simply because that's where the market and the money is. How many ASP.Net based application servers are you going to see running on Unix/Linux in corporate environments in the near future?

I think all the Gnome and Mono fanboys are missing the point here. ASP.Net and .Net on Unix/Linux are totally non-existant, no matter how many photo management applications are written with it ;-). The people at Novell haven't managed to grow Mono's usage significantly in that direction in several years, and they simply never will. Look at where the money and the market is for this sort of thing and you'll find that the number of Gnome developers using Mono doesn't make a blind bit of difference.

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