Still aren’t convinced that Mono is a trap which ultimately only benefits Microsoft?
Take a look at this “Highly Confidential” document from Microsoft (from Comes vs Microsoft case) entitled “Effective Evangelism” and decide for yourself. It exposes Microsoft’s game plan for dominating the market with their platforms (which we already know, but some choose to ignore).
Here are a few beauties from the included slide show:
“We’re Just Here to Help Developers[, Not]”
“We Are Here to Help MICROSOFT”
“Mission: Establish Microsoft’s platforms as de facto standards”
Microsoft wants everyone to use their APIs:
Only out to help themselves. Hello, Novell??:
“We fight for our ISV’s because we need their support for our own ends.”
Could this be the plan for Mono?
“Put Win32 on Unix ourselves.. They pay us a fee and royalty.”
“Disrupt The Enemy’s Alliances”
“You win when the enemy quits”
“We’re the good guys!”