,Bass wrote

The author put down in writing what I have been thinking all along. As a new Java developer, I'm amazed how big the Java open source community is.


I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the best minds in .NET open source (eg: Miguel de Icaza and the Mono team in general), are too busy reimplementing everything Microsoft has already done. It's a waste of talent really. But there is a demand for cross-platform .NET and that demand WILL be met, if not by Microsoft by the people who run the Mono project. It would be better if Microsoft would open source .NET.

 

Bass:

*IF* MS was to publish a full .net Open Source package how many of the Linux/FOSS crowd would even care?

how many would start carrying on that it was an Evil Plot ?

how many would refuse to accept it cause it came from MS ?