While a 2-year-old project to develop an open-source version of Microsoft Corp.’s .Net Framework is making progress, it’s still a long way from prime time. “Yes, of course it’s late,” said Miguel de Icaza, Mono project leader, last week. “We were supposed to release the ECMA components, but the project has grown.” Some Mono observers say they are watchful of Microsoft in this situation, wondering whether the software company is merely tolerating Mono now. “They will either outpace it with rapid-fire revisions to .Net or simply let Mono languish,” said an anonymous observer. Read the article at eWeek.