Mono developers worship Microsoft
Summary: An update on the decaying world of Mono
Pinta, a raster image editor, is the app equivalent of a diamond in the rough. Years of testing and reviewing open source and commercial software taught me never to assume that a relatively new application is not worthy of attention. That lesson proved true with this youngster of an app. Development ceased on the near-infant version of this open source graphics editing app. Pinta’s creator, Jonathan Pobst, envisioned his Linux graphics application as a simple yet useful tool for drawing and editing images.
Well, watch the picture in this article (copied above) to judge for oneself:
The “GNOME and Mono Festival of Love 2012″ has now ended in Boston, which was taking place at one of Microsoft’s research and development centers.
Last month I wrote about Microsoft hosting the GNOME & Mono Festival of Love, a week-long hack-fest described by Microsoft Cambridge as an “event to work on Open Source .NET integration with the GNOME platform and improve .NET powered Open Source applications.”
Details on the event can be found at the GNOME.org Wiki while below are some information regarding some of the accomplishments the GNOME and Mono developers made last week at Microsoft. Unfortunately the conference participants didn’t create a concise overview summarizing the week’s work, so that’s what this Phoronix article is for, based upon information gathered from Twitter, Google+ and other sources.
“I saw that internally inside Microsoft many times when I was told to stay away from supporting Mono in public. They reserve the right to sue”