Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 1st Apr 2005 10:58 UTC
Novell and Ximian One of the highlights of Joe Barr's trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell.
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by Kon on Fri 1st Apr 2005 16:18 UTC

The market is Java because Sun sponsors schools with research grants and hardware. These 'developers' leave school and know only Java. I know it because I've seen it, I've interviewed them, etc. There was not a big Java market in 1995 either. I remember Java folks fighting hard to even be heard in many industries. However Mono as it is now (in terms of its relative infancy and certain features) is leaps and bounds ahead of what Java was in comparison. So please get your facts straight.