[Mono-list] Any thoughts on .Net My Services?

A Rafael D Teixeira rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:27:59 -0200

>From: "Ian Stallings" <ubercow@hotmail.com>
>Subject: [Mono-list] Any thoughts on .Net My Services?

>I was wondering if anyone working on Mono has taken a look at .Net
>My Services (Hailstorm) and what your thoughts are on it.

Iīve read the news and the WS-Specs that MS is proposing to W3C.
My personal feel is mostly good, because itīs based on standards (both 
existing, proposed an to be proposed). If every piece is based in open 
royalty-free standards we can interoperate, at a minimum, and probably offer 
an alternative open-source implementation.

>Is the Mono project/ximian going to try and accomplish the same sort of
>project as an alternative to the MS approach.

Miguel is there at the PDC, seeing the technical details, but what I can say 
is that from the start Project Mono is bound to create the a compatible 
development framework (compilers and class library).
Other parts of the .NET initiative, are being implemented by other projects 
inside the open-source community.

>I'm not against MS, but I believe that competition/alternatives breed
>innovation and ultimately benefit everyone.

Thatīs why after 20+ years developing with Microsoft tools for Microsoft 
platforms, Iīm contributing to Project Mono.

Rafael Teixeira
Brazilian Developer

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