Article on de Icaza, Mono's main guy.
I really hope mono ends up to be a good programming platform. Personally, I’m not looking for a way to escape .NET programming nor generally rebelious against Microsoft (I actually love .NET programming); I’m just interested in cross-platform choices. One area of software development that I am particularly interested in is the world of biblical studies, and because of a really nice Mac biblical studies program there is a large Mac community in said field, especially among professors and scholars. Having a way to simultaneously develop for both Windows and Mac users in C# would be fabulous. I haven’t had a chance to really test mono myself, but I’m looking forward to it and hopeful of the future.