After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono's past and future
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 22, 2008 03:08 PM
The second wave was when we started looking at implementing the APIs that people were using on the Windows platform, because that would enable a lot of libraries and components that people were using on Windows to be used on Linux as well. There's a massive component-vendor ecosystem on Windows for .Net technologies, and we wanted to get all that on Linux. http://www.iplayfreegames.net play free games What it does do is offer FOSS developers a development environment with potential patent liabilities. Mono supporters try to paint criticism of Mono as knee-jerk, anti-Microsoft sentiment. This is a straw man; there exists a real potential for patent problems here, and with Ballmer's sabre-rattling over the last few years that's nothing to ignore.