A few years ago I met Andreas Proschofsky, a reporter that knew a lot about Mono dynamics, group and technicalities. It has ever since a pleasure to do interviews with Andreas as they are typically interesting conversations.
This year I did not attend the Brainshare conference so we did an email interview on the state of Mono. And this year he published it in English.
Re-reading my replies looks like they were answered by a robot though, it certainly felt more human when I originally replied to that email.
The crowd at OSNews got upset because I said advocate more collaboration between Mono and Microosft. It is hardly news, I advocated the same thing in August during an interview that I did with Sam Ramji from Microsoft, before I knew of any MS/Novell collaboration.