Mono is a comprehensive open source development platform based on the .NET framework that allows developers to build Linux and cross-platform applications with unprecedented productivity.
Mono's .NET implementation is based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure.
Sponsored by Novell and led by Miguel de Icaza, the Mono project has an active and enthusiastic contributing community. Mono includes both developer tools and the infrastructure needed to run .NET client and server applications
And here you can listen the noted developer Miguel de Icaza talking about the Mono project. Ever wanted to run your .NET applications on Linux or a Mac, check out this show!
By Edge Pereira