Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 17th May 2011 12:05 UTC
Mono Project Two weeks ago we covered the news that the Mono development team were let go kicked out by the new owners of Novel, Attachmate, apparently to move operations to Germany. Miguel de Icazza, founder of Mono, has taken this opportunity to break off on his own and has started a new company, Xamarin, to bring commercial .NET development products to iOS and Android.
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Patent issues?
by madcrow on Tue 17th May 2011 15:05 UTC
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Given that it was only Novell that got the patent license promises and the like from MS, I wonder how safe the new project will be. C# is (IMHO) one of the better programming languages out there today (certainly it's miles ahead of C++ and Objective-C and even a bit more sane than Java) and it would be a shame if it was lost to Linux and Mac users because of patent issues.

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