To defuse the situation a bit: Mono Mono is a good piece of software which I like and use quite often. The catch is that I don’t think Mono’s stable yet. Some parts of mono are, others are not. As the term ‘Mono’ is normally asso­ci­ated with the whole suite (compiler, library, tools) this is, from my point of view, accept­able.

Dis­sen­sion on imple­ment­a­tion details is permitted (even for open source software), I think.