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Stallman wants de Icaza to explain GNOME on .NET
Feb. 05, 2002

Round 2: Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, says GNOME project founder Miguel de Icaza owes the open-source community an explanation for last week's comments in British pub The Register as to why he advocates moving the entire project over to Microsoft's .NET APIs. The Register's Andrew Orlowski writes . . .

" 'I can't believe it's Gnome you're talking about but if it is, I wouldn't like that,' Stallman told an audience at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil last week."

"Stallman only learned of de Icaza's intentions to slip the Mono project -- based on Microsoft's .NET framework -- into Gnome as 'the natural technology upgrade' when asked by the audience."

"Gnome -- the GNU Object Model -- is the part of the GNU Project, started by Stallman in 1985 . . ."

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