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 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Mono"
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2006-05-09

Microsoft has created the .NET framework technology; and, though it is a standard now, it is still Microsoft technology, no matter the implementation used (.NET framework, Mono, Rotor, etc.).

Don't you think that giving tools created by Microsoft to the open source community will extend their technology to a larger user community?

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RE[3]: Mono
by eMagius on Sat 12th Aug 2006 16:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Mono"
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2005-07-06

You'd throw away superior technology solely because your cult would like to burn said technology's creators at the stake?

That doesn't sound like a very sane response.

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RE[4]: Mono
by ebasconp on Sat 12th Aug 2006 17:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Mono"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

.NET is heavily based on Java technology; but .NET is created by a company that has a very large story of monopoly, domination and elimination of other technologies/architectures.

The work done by Miguel de Icaza and his team is amazing, but, it's obvious that so great brains could create some amazing architecture from the scratch and open source only (Parrot, Python, maybe some next step to the Java -> .NET -> x evolution), I don't know.

I do not want to throw away the Microsoft technology, but I think the open source community should create their own stuff (intellectuality is not missing) instead of tryin' to use a proprietary one.

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RE[4]: Mono
by segedunum on Sat 12th Aug 2006 21:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Mono"
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2005-07-06

You'd throw away superior technology solely because your cult would like to burn said technology's creators at the stake?

Unfortunately, people are somewhat more worried that the cult in Redmond would like to do the same in the opposite direction.

And sorry, what was that? 'Superior technology'? Well, whether .Net is superior to anything else is pretty debatable, and if people in the open source community think that .Net is superior then I think they want to have a long and hard look at why that is rather than trying to clone it. Open source software needs to exist not to clone Microsoft software, but to provide an alternative and something different.

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