Subject: "Instead of satisfying their own customers' demand..."
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 15:38:33 -0700 (PDT)

Interesting .NET/Mono commentary on the web:

Currently in the submission queue at, an interview
with Miguel spelling out some of the strategic and tactical thinking
behind Mono, from Ximian's perspective, as well as the meandering
history of the GNOME architecture (sign up for a free membership to
see the queue).

An older article, with some great quotes:

	"Ximian's announcement is fundamentally a ringing
	endorsement of the .NET strategy and the vision of Internet
	services," said Tony Goodhew, product manager of the
	Microsoft .NET framework group. 

	But Microsoft's support of Mono is simply the same old
	same old for the software giant, IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky
	said. Microsoft has historically achieved market dominance
	by controlling APIs, and forcing competitors to write
	software to its APIs, only to turn around and change those
	same APIs. "Instead of satisfying their own customers'
	demand, competitors are busy catching up with Microsoft,"
	Kusnetzky said. "It looks like they've gotten someone in the
	open source community to play the game of following
	Microsoft around and trying to do what they do."