What Ximian is Trying To Accomplish With Mono

Joe Barr writes: What Ximian’s trying to accomplish with Mono, July 27, 2001: “Is Mono a good idea or a disaster? I think it is a worthwhile endeavor, that choice is good, and that we need a free alternative to .NET.” I agree with this. There are some powerful ideas in .NET, and having an open source version is quite important.

We do need to be sure that no piece of the puzzle (eg, Passport) is truly controlled by Microsoft.