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Xamarin and Mono a Dead End

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Summary: No apparent activity from the company behind Mono (for almost a week now)

Xamarin has already lost staff and also implicitly acknowledged trademark issues (never mind the copyrights and patent issues). Our reader "xjasonx" has asked in IRC: "how long do you think that mono company will last w/o funding? I'm thinking to the end of the month max. According to their github, they've only got 2 projects and neither have gotten any commits in at least 5 days



"Might even already be dead," he remarks, "and they haven't been in the news in a while either [...] it's pretty pathetic that they can't get any funding [...] even twitter can get funding"

MinceR responded by saying that "twitter's business model isn't based on "we hope MS and attachmate don't sue" (probably the former).

Speaking of 'ownership' issues, despite Novell being sold and SUSE allegedly becoming separate, the bottom of all pages in the OpenSUSE sites states: "۩ 2010 Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Novell is a registered trademark and openSUSE and SUSE are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries."

2010? Novell? Either Way, Marcus Hüwe helps SUSE at Google's expense and Jos has a success story to tell along with Novell's publicists. This whole thing does not look entirely promising for the project, which is still dependent and orphaned at the same time (from Novell). Attachmate has been killing whatever was FOSS in Novell (i.e. not much), but some of the proprietary dies too. More on that in the next post.

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