Has Slashdot gotten a little more conservative over the years?
The Mono project, which produces an open source implementation of the
Mono was originally created to accelerate Linux application development and enable Windows developers to bring some of their existing code and skills to the Linux platform. The focus of the project has expanded in recent years as Novell has explored ways to monetize the underlying technology. Mono is increasingly viewed as a compelling tool for supporting rich embedded scripting in applications and bringing C# to environments where it wouldn't otherwise run.
Would that work?
1 Sagan = Billions & Billions