Our mission is to establish Microsoft’s platforms as the de facto standards throughout the computer industry. Our enemies are the vendors of platforms that compete with ours… The field of battle is the software industry… Every line of code that is written to our standards is a small victory; every line of code that is written to any other standard, is a small defeat. Total victory…is the universal adoption of our standards by developers, as this is an important step towards total victory for Microsoft itself..
James Plamondon, Microsoft Technical Evangelist., from his “Highly Confidential” paper “Effective Evangelism“.
Think about that next time you’re programming your .NET applications with Mono..