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Mono Company Registered Near Microsoft (Bellevue)

--Schestowitz 07:23, 17 May 2011 (UTC) Mono Company Registered Near Microsoft (Bellevue)


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As we reported earlier [cite http://techrights.org/2011/05/03/mono-developers-laid-off/], the people backing <a href="http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Mono" title="Mono">Mono</a> and <a href="http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Moonlight" title="Moonlight">Moonlight</a> recently lost their jobs at Novell. AttachMSFT was not interested in this bully-breeding project that is designed to popularise and spread patent-infested .NET. We at TechRights of course do not celebrate that fact that these people became unemployed, as we have explained several times before [cite].

As expected, no other existing company or organization has (at least externally) bothered to adopt Mono either. As a result, the developers have tried to regroup in a new company called Xamarin, which can be seen as<a href="http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/De-Icaza-announces-new-Mono-centric-company-Xamarin-1244119.html" title="De Icaza announces new Mono-centric company - Xamarin">a type of post-Ximian order</a>. The founders registered a domain while masking their true identities, just like Microsoft lobbyists ([cref 6803 e.g. Zuck/ACT]) often do because there is something rogue to hide. It comes as no surprise then that the the Mono cultists have apparently set up their private little establishment in Bellevue, Washington, according to whois [cite]whois.net/whois/xamarin.com[/cite]. Coincidently (or perhaps not so), this city happens to be where a great number of Microsoft executives live. It is even home to a few notable patent trolls including Intellectual Ventures. Why would Xamarin set up here and not Boston or Provo? This situation seems eeriely similar to Outercurve needing to pretend that it is isolated from Microsoft [[cref 40073 1], [cref 39657 2]]. Outercurve even previously had no other than [cref 18050 Miguel de Icaza on board]. From the Xamarin.com domain's whois lookup:

Registrant Contact: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. Whois Agent () Fax: PMB 368, 14150 NE 20th St - F1 C/O xamarin.com Bellevue, WA 98007 US Administrative Contact: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. Whois Agent (swqjdfydd@whoisprivacyprotect.com) +1.4252740657 Fax: +1.4259744730 PMB 368, 14150 NE 20th St - F1 C/O xamarin.com Bellevue, WA 98007 US Technical Contact: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. Whois Agent (swqjdfydd@whoisprivacyprotect.com) +1.4252740657 Fax: +1.4259744730 PMB 368, 14150 NE 20th St - F1 C/O xamarin.com Bellevue, WA 98007 US

Mono creator and Microsoft MVP de Icaza was also <a href="http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/May-16.html" title="Announcing Xamarin">the one to first announce the formation of Xamarin</a> and Fabian's remarks <a href="http://lxnews.org/2011/05/16/de-icaza-creates-company-to-support-mono/" title="Miguel de Icaza Creates Company to Support Mono">echo this announcement</a>. Mr. de Icaza writes:

We do have some funding to get started and ship our initial products. But we are looking to raise more capital to address the shortcomings...

Larry Goldfarb, a key investor in SCO, once saidn that Microsoft's "Mr. Emerson and I discussed a variety of investment structures wherein Microsoft would 'backstop,' or guarantee in some way, BayStar's investment.... Microsoft assured me that it would in some way guarantee BayStar's investment in SCO."

We need to keep a close eye on Xamarin's source(s) of funding. These are the same people who did near-fatal damage to SUSE. The .NET mentality the Mono team promoted in SUSE has carried on in the planet recently [<a href="http://foodformonkeys.blogspot.com/2011/03/gui-thread-check.html" title="gui-thread-check">1</a>, <a href="http://foodformonkeys.blogspot.com/2011/03/first-beta-of-monodevelop-26.html" title="First beta of MonoDevelop 2.6">2</a>]. The hype typically <a href="http://jeffreystedfast.blogspot.com/2011/04/moonlight-on-android.html" title="Moonlight on Android">comes from Ximian-affiliated people</a>. Ximian's Nat is long gone <a href="http://nat.org/blog/2011/03/arriving-in-burma/" title="Arriving in Burma">and travelling</a> while his former fellow Mono developers <a href="http://knocte.blogspot.com/2011/05/gtk.html" title="knocte :: MonoTema">continue to chug the GTK# Kool-Aid and </a>SUSE<a href="http://blog.jospoortvliet.com/2011/05/code-of-conduct-or-anti-harassment.html" title="Code of Conduct or anti-harassment policy ">limits speech</a>. <a href="#top">█</a>

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