August 24, 2001

Will Microsoft Mono-polize Open Source?

Author: JT Smith

From Tech Republic: "Once implemented, a Mono user could develop an application in C# (or any
other CLS-compliant development language available on Mono), test it on Linux (or any other
operating system on which the GNOME class libraries are available), and then deploy it on either
Linux or on Microsoft platforms. And this is what has current open source advocates so
concerned. In a world where Microsoft invests billions of dollars to optimize the .NET Framework
for their .NET Operating System, many in the open source camp think that Mono will turn into an
easy path for GPL developers to deploy their applications on Microsoft platforms at the expense
of Java and Linux."


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