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Mono to be renamed as Duo

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The well-known open-source Microsoft imitation Mono has been renamed Duo to better reflect the project's intentions and purposes.

This was announced today by Mono founder and chief architect Miguel de Icaza at a sparsely attended media conference held in the Madagascar capital, Antananarivo. The sparse attendance was not surprising given that only journalists friendly to the project were invited and reports from the Madagascar news agency (Moona) say that there were just three and a half.

Mr de Icaza told those assembled that he had always had a dual purpose in starting the project - to provide an implementation of Microsoft's .NET development framework so that Linux developers could enjoy the wonderful programming tools built in Redmond and also to ensure that in future Linux became so integrated with Microsoft that it would not be possible to pull the two apart.

"We have always had a dual purpose and hence naming the project Mono seems a bit disingenuous now, even to me," he said.

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