Yeah, I think the Helix/Gnome people are looking into it.  Icaza is the guys
name?

The thing is, .NET is a lot of technologies.  Teh "open source" part that
Icaza is working on is the CLR, so Windows apps written in VB.NET or C#
SHOULD run on Linux as if they are native (all CLR is is a MS version of
java runtime).

The other parts of .NET are already open source: XML, SOAP, TCP/IP, etc.
There really is nothing extraordinary about .NET.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Jensen" <brad@elstore.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: Web enablement options (previously private)


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <thomas@inorbit.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 9:13 PM
> Subject: RE: Web enablement options (previously private)
>
>
> > On Fri, 28 December 2001, "jt" wrote:
> >
> > > I WILL TAKE ANY AND ALL COMER'S THAT THEY WON'T RUN..
> UNCHANGED SOURCE.. 20
> > > YEARS FROM NOW...
> > >
> > > (I'll "bet dollars to donuts" on that one...)
> >
> > Sure, but a dozen donuts costs $3 today and will cost $15 then.
> You'll probably profit by losing.
> >
> > Tom Liotta
>
> Actually, the only code I have that runs unchanged from 1985 is
> assembler code I wrote on the PC.
>
> Microsoft is discovering some of its own inertia. The three
> million VB programmers are less than ecstatic about being shoved
> into an 'upgrade'to VB.NET that is really a different, C-based
> language, tons of stuff breaks.
>
> I have no intention to upgrade.
>
> I read a short mention that somebody is creating an open source
> version of .NET.
>
> I do know a guy who programs COBOL on PCs, Unix, and sometimes
> minis with the same code.
>
>
>
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