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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tanishaj
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2010-12-22


MonoTouch is effectively dead. Apple killed it when they changed their iPhone developer license agreement so that you can only use C and Objective C with Apple native APIs if you want your app in the app store.


Apple never actually put the proposed language into practice. No app has ever been rejected from the App store for using Mono. Both MonoTouch and Unity are used for best selling titles on the App store. I have a MonoTouch app myself.

My point was not that any given software (like PlasticSCM) is mainstream or even that you should use it. My point is that Mono is being used as the foundation for a significant amount of commercial activity.

It looks like I will not get to test my theory yet though that Miguel and company would simply setup shop on their own. 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 novell.com email addresses to do so.

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

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

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 novell.com 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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katelin Member since:
2008-10-06

Normally when a company lays off an employee (or multiple), those employees are paid up until the next cycle but they are not expected to continue working until then.

Would *you* continue to do work for a company that just laid you off? I doubt it.

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