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Techrights Was Right About Mono Being Open Core, Now Miguel de Icaza Admits It

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Summary: Something rotten in Xamarin, namely its proprietary nature which is now common knowledge

As noted in the previous post, .NET is on the rocks and as we noted a very long time ago (2009), Mono is Open Core.



As Slated.org put it: "Not "Free Software", then?" To quote OS News (mostly a supporter of Microsoft and Mono): "Miguel and his team will now continue to work on Mono, their first commercial product to be an iPhone (and then Android) .NET development stack..."

"The new versions of .NET for the iPhone and Android will be source€ compatible with MonoTouch and Mono for Android. Like those versions,€ they will be commercial products, built on top of the open core Mono."


Yes, that's a quote.

They groom Android and iPhone development for patent lawsuits, suggests an antitrust exhibit. And it's worse than nothing for other reasons that we covered here before. In our page about Mono people can see that we were right all along and also had enough foresight to warn about Mono, which is now a proprietary software startup's project (a company headed by a former Microsoft employee).

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