Bill Gibbons: conventional wisdom has it that standardization shouldn't start until there at least 2 independent implementations. What is the
situation with regards to C# and CLI.
"Tony" here is Microsoft's Tony Goodhew, who clarifies his statements somewhat in an
Tony: Microsoft is working on two implementations.
Bill: it would be good to see an implementation from another company such as HP.
Tony: we are interested in working with other companies to encourage the development of other implementations.
Jim Miller: Microsoft's two implementations are largely independent, although there is some code overlap for the class libraries.
Tony: we are working towards an open source implementation, but we don't intend to tag this as a "reference implementation".