Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 1st Apr 2005 10:58 UTC
Novell and Ximian One of the highlights of Joe Barr's trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell.
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Re: re: Business model?
by David on Fri 1st Apr 2005 12:57 UTC

In the key of Mr Ballmer:

"Support, support, support, support..."


Ballmer never said that - it was developers. Besides, I don't see this Mono support business being a rip-roaring success any time soon (it's been four/five years and counting). Serious development tools need serious investment, and you're just not going to get what you need from that kind of business model. I sensed a lot of heavy scepticism from Novell employees who've been at the company for a while at Brainshare and in all the keynotes about Mono. At the moment Mono is just a leech on Novell's resources.

I think basing their iFolder and other products on mono is a good move

iFolder isn't based on Mono. There's a client implementation written with Mono, but it's not a exclusively a Mono application.