Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 11th Aug 2006 23:25 UTC
Mono Project Sam of Port25 sits down with Miguel de Icaza, VP Development Platform at Novell and co-founder of Ximian. In this interview Sam and Miguel talk about the history behind Mono, the current state of the project and Miguel's thoughts on Mono as it relates to .NET.
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RE[2]: Mono
by ebasconp on Sat 12th Aug 2006 01:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Mono"
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"Nice try, but "mono" actually means "monkey".".

You're right, but the bad translation is because my bad English: actually I'm an hispanoparlante (Spanish native speaker) ;)

Kudos to Miguel, of course! that's a fantastic job, things like Gtk# or support for the System.Windows.Forms are really amazing! But the point to me is that the people programming in Unix-like OSes, generally works against the BEAST (MS) and if the people starts developing software using Mono, they will work agains the BEAST with tools provided by the beast.

Do you realize my point?

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RE[3]: Mono
by joelito_pr on Sat 12th Aug 2006 03:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Mono"
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Aunque a ninguno de estos "gringos" le gustarķa confundir un mono con un burro.

And Miguel throws a nice argument about how mono could actually help MS in the long run by ensuring .Net's position as a viable cross plataform framework for development.

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RE[4]: Mono
by ma_d on Sat 12th Aug 2006 03:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Mono"
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I thought the argument was rather weak. He says it will give people a portable option that keeps them on Microsoft's system, which is true, but he failed to point out the things that will really keep them tied in: Connecting their C# code to their old C++ code using Microsoft specific C++ technologies. They'll be stuck until they've fully rewritten the C++, which usually takes a long time unless it's a serious goal.

The other reason Microsoft won't destroy Mono: They'd look like a real bully, if they could even manage doing it, and it'd probably have the Justice department breathing down their back. Afterall, we're (the US) just 2 years from a shot at an honest (or at least competent) president.

Mono may make .Net viable for cross-platform use, but it doesn't exactly make it a silver bullet just yet. It's not like you'll see any toasters running .Net before Java ;) .

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RE[3]: Mono
by jessta on Sat 12th Aug 2006 07:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Mono"
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It's more like, a standard provided by the beast.

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