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After releasing Mono 1.0, we started work on a new edition of Mono that will be released later in the year.
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All of our code is open source, so it can be used for other projects.
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At Novell, we have set up a continuous build process for Mono and its tools that not only builds Mono, but also runs an extensive test suite.
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But .NET is a really nice platform to build on.
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Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent.
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I think that by October the whole company has to migrate to OpenOffice, and then I think it's by June next year we all migrate to Linux - you don't want to migrate 6,000 people both operating system and office suite in a single jump.
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I was interested in Java the beginning, but the problem with Java is you do have to switch your platform.
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I've never worked with the Java community.
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In addition to that, Mono has produced a very large set of extra libraries.
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In some cases we've been building tools that are specific to Linux for the desktop, and they only work on Linux, but I see two major projects that are wildly, wildly successful: Mozilla and OpenOffice, and those two programs are cross platform.
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In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.
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It's strategic for us - lots of people will develop applications in .NET.
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Microsoft realises today that Linux is competing for some of the green pastures that it's been enjoying for so long; I think that Longhorn is a big attempt to take back what they owned before.
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.NET was a company-wide branding effort at Microsoft that spanned multiple projects.
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Not to go too far, but Microsoft is probably used by most people out there.
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Our class libraries are regularly copied-and-pasted into other projects, as they fill a large void in the compact framework world, where the class libraries are fairly incomplete.
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Our strategy in dealing with patents in Mono is the same strategy that any other software developer would take. In the event of a patent claim, we will try to find prior art to the claim of the patent.
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Right now we compiling on Windows and popping the executable and running it on Linux.
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Running the test suite like this allows us to catch problems when they are just introduced.
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So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing - today that doesn't matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers - you really need to have a cross-platform story.
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Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days.
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The software patent problem is not limited to Mono. Software patents affect everyone writing software today.
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They have a beautiful security system and we're emulating the whole security infrastructure.
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We all love Linux, but it's also a fact that some people might not be able to migrate.
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We cannot choose one desktop over the other - Gnome or KDE - because there's users for both code bases.
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We have a lot of existing customers which are also considering Linux desktop migrations and rolling out some of these programs, so we're learning from them.
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We're doing Mono because we care about upgrading the development platform, we care about language independence; and it's very nice two work on.
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We've been using C and C++ way too much - they're nice, but they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower regular users to build applications for Linux.
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Well Microsoft really does develop some really interesting technology.
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When it comes to .NET they've done a really outstanding job.
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With .NET once an API is published it's available to all programming languages at the same time.
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You probably don't hear too much about .Net because now it's not hot news, it's just something that developers have.
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