Posted by zigzag on Oct 15, 2009 12:48 PM EDT
Tux Deluxe; By Jeremy Allison
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There has been a lot of press recently about the Open Source "Mono" project, arguing about whether it is safe to use by the Free Software community, and even comparing it to the project I work on, Samba. Given all this controversy I thought I might as well write down my own thoughts on the matter, and even try and change a few minds into the bargain. Mono is controversial as it is a re-implementation of Microsoft's .NET technology, in much the same way as Samba is a re-implementation of Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol. The genesis of each project and how they have developed over the years is somewhat different however.

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