ZDNET: "Ximian, a Boston company that works on the Gnome user interface for Linux, is scheduled to
announce Monday a software project called "Mono" intended to compete against Microsoft.Net,
according to sources familiar with the plan.
The move, if successful, could increase the importance and popularity of the Microsoft.Net
software-as-a-service strategy while undermining Microsoft's control over the software itself.
But analysts caution that .Net itself is a nascent technology, and any attempts to clone it are
likely to be even more immature."