And then there were two open source .NET clones

Three's a crowd

The first and original effort to make a software libre implementation of Microsoft's .NET runtimes is to join forces with one of the newcomers. Portable.NET will now co-ordinate its work with DotGNU, launched last month, under the GNU umbrella.

That other major project to create an open source platform for the Microsoft CLR, C# language and class libraries is Ximian's Mono project.

Let's hope the joined project work shows more inventiveness than went into creating the name: It'll be called "DotGNU Portable .NET". ®

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