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Xamarin Quits Pretending to be Separate From Microsoft, All Staff to Work Directly for Microsoft

So the Microsoft-loving lynch mob will start receiving salaries directly from Microsoft

Miguel de Icaza and other Microsoft MVPs
Miguel de Icaza now officially a Microsoft employee



Summary: Xamarin staff's Microsoft roots and loyalties now confirmed as Microsoft just bought/recruited them all

THE TROJAN horse strategy of Microsoft can only ever work as long as FOSS developers are naive enough to believe that Microsoft comes with good intentions. We have already seen openwashing of Microsoft lock-in like .NET (there is more of it today from Pierre-Luc Maheu), even though it's still proprietary lock-in with some open 'core'. We wrote a lot about this in 2014.



Just as Microsoft uses Cyanogen as a Trojan horse in mobile (Android), Microsoft has used Xamarin as a Trojan horse for a number of years now (not just in mobile).

"Just as Microsoft uses Cyanogen as a Trojan horse in mobile (Android), Microsoft has used Xamarin as a Trojan horse for a number of years now (not just in mobile)."Xamarin's Mono now becomes Microsoft's as Miguel de Icaza once again makes a lot of money from Microsoft, after former Microsoft people had dunked lots of money into his efforts (Xamarin's sources of funding were covered here before).

RoboVM was part of an embrace phase (in E.E.E.); it's almost as though Microsoft bought a Java/Android company, which it soon took proprietary (extend) and can now use as a Trojan horse for .NET conversions (extinguish) because RoboVM employees all become Microsoft employees, within just a few months. It's like Nokia all over again and it happened in a nearby country (neighbour of Finland).

Proving Techrights was right all along, earlier today was found this post from Phoronix which said "Xamarin was formed by Miguel de Icaza in 2011 after his earlier Mono-focused company, Ximian, was acquired by Novell but then the Mono developers were let go when Novell was acquired by Attachmate."

"Right now Mono is officially a Microsoft thing."We warned about it right from the start. Right now Mono is officially a Microsoft thing. Not just Microsoft copyrights are inside of it. The trademarks too probably become Microsoft's. "Everybody knew this was coming years ago," a senior member at Phoronix Forums wrote. Here is the Microsoft angle and Microsoft Peter's shallow piece. There was some discussion about it in our IRC channel, as Mark said that "de Icaza is practically a closed source advocate... uses Mac OS X over Linux... pumps MS tech whenever possible... Microsoft MVP Awardee in 2010... Apple basically advocates conspicuous consumption which is pretty much the opposite of what I believe in" (expect de Icaza to praise Microsoft even more from now on).

Some, myself included, were relieved by the news because it's proving us right. "Finally," XRevan86 wrote. "I was sick of people who were saying Xamarin is not a Microsoft thing. Like Microsoft is bad but Xamarin is okay. You know what's the most ironic thing? Miguel said that GNU/Linux won't ever be popular because of compatibility issues after he moved to OS X. The most compatibility messing thing in GNU/Linux is GNOME's GTK+."

"The Mono lynch mob is something Microsoft will now be accountable for.""As part of this commitment I am pleased to announce today that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin," wrote Microsoft, calling it "a leading platform provider for mobile app development." [sic]

Leading? How many people even use this thing? Xamarin, in recent years, hired longtime enemies of this site (Techrights) -- people who publicly attack me all the time for 'daring' not to trust Microsoft and Mono. They even hired Jo Shields, who has been cursing and swearing, sometimes even libeling me. These are Mono boosters who are more like moles inside GNU/Linux. Well, from now on they'll get their salary directly from Microsoft and any time I see them attacking me online I'd be able to attribute these attacks to Microsoft. I criticise Mono, so they criticise me personally (ad hominem). What a relief it is to know that Microsoft will now bear responsibility for these utterly rude people. The Mono lynch mob is something Microsoft will now be accountable for.

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