Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th May 2011 20:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
SuSE, openSUSE The first major effect of Attachmate buying Novell (and thus, SUSE) has come into, uh, effect. Novell, of course, is the birth place of Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework. Reports indicate Mono developers have been fired as part of the streamlining process, but according to Attachmate's CEO, they weren't fired because of Mono.
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If you look at the commits in the Mono Git repo, you will notice that several Novell employees (including Miguel himself) have made commits since this article was written. Some (the same as did before) continue to use their email addresses to do so.

I strongly suspect that the rumour mill simply has it wrong on this one.

They probably were not laid off instantly, and they are probably finishing up any remaining outstanding work they had to do at Novell before they leave. I doubt the rumor is wrong. I think it's more of an issue of Attachmate was nice enough to give them notice that they were getting laid off. Rather than just have them show up at work one day and then tell them to clean out their desk and go home because they don't work there anymore.

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