October 5, 2001

Open Source comes to .Net

Author: JT Smith

Red Herring has a piece from its October 1 print edition on the "ingeniously subversive" Mono Project from Ximian, which aims to build an Open Source version of Microsoft's .NET framework. The Mono developers have a lot of work ahead of them, working from the partial set of blueprints Microsoft submitted to European Computer Manufacturer's Association, outlining the C# programming language and related common language infrastructure. Developers will have to fill in some of the blanks to make Mono complete, figuring out on their own the guidelines for linking applications to databases and automatically generating Web pages.


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