[Mono-devel-list] Re: History Lesson : Mono was the first open source .net project? I dont think so.

dietmar dietmar at ximian.com
Tue Jun 3 10:02:29 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 14:19, James Michael DuPont wrote:
> Dear Mono Hackers,
> I was wondering if anyone of you has reviewed the new German book :

Yes, I reviewed the book.

> "Mono: .NET-kompatible Anwendungen mit dem Open Source-Framework"
> http://www.go-mono.com/books.html
> It is stating that when the mono project was started,
> there was nothing at all. "Am anfang war nichts."

OK, I will try to translate that section:

1.1.1: In the beginning there was nothing

In the beginning there was nothing - approximately this was the
situation until recently. In the meantime Mono developed with high
speed, and the developers implemented more and more functions and

> It has no mention of the dotgnu project, or the pnet work done by rhys
> before the mono project was started. I was quite suprised about this,
> and wrote to the authors who said that the book was reviewed by the
> mono team.

The book is called "Mono".

It is not called "DotGnu" and and not "PNet". Its also not called "The
History of .Net implementations on Unix". 

> It is quite suprising to me that such a grave mistake slipped in.

I cant see any mistake. A book about mono should talk about mono -
nothing else.

> I cannot find any mention of the fact that the pnet project was started
> first on the web page. There does not seem to be any objective account
> of what pnet is or its goals. 

Well, feel free to write a book about PNet. You can mention all those
things there.

> It must be embarassing to allow such mistaken history to be portrayed,
> but it seems to be the InformationsPolitik of the Mono project.

What? The book does not claim that mono was first - where did you read

- Dietmar

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