Cause - Encore Software, developers of the Simputer, release all their software development tools under an Open Source license.
Effect - Gopal Vijayaraghavan, ports his work to the Encore Simputer, thereby providing .NET support on the Simputer platform. All in under 72 hours!
That's a fine example of the power of open-source and makes me want to hack on the Simputer more than ever before!
Here's a video-clip of DotGNU running on the Encore Simputer.
BTW, I just found that DotGNU is running a competition and giving away prize$ for helping them implement System.Windows.Forms namespace for DotGNU.