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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Comment by pantheraleo
by pantheraleo on Tue 17th May 2011 14:20 UTC
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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.


What about .NET on Linux servers and desktops though? Does that mean they are de-emphasizing Mono on Linux and moving most (or all) of their focus to the mobile market?

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RE: Comment by pantheraleo
by JAlexoid on Tue 17th May 2011 14:33 in reply to "Comment by pantheraleo"
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2009-05-19

They will still do Mono, but will reimplement the MonoTouch and MonoDroid. In addition to providing optional commercial support.
But otherwise, who uses Mono on serverside? It's not really big there, is it?

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RE[2]: Comment by pantheraleo
by pantheraleo on Tue 17th May 2011 14:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by pantheraleo"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

.But otherwise, who uses Mono on serverside? It's not really big there, is it?


No, but I don't think it's very big right now on iOS or Android either. I suspect it would be used more on the server side if it were more mature and more compatible with the official .NET.

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RE[2]: Comment by pantheraleo
by Elv13 on Tue 17th May 2011 22:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by pantheraleo"
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2006-06-12

.NET is quite big (asp), but not Mono. It could have been however, but Novell never really tried to make it big, they probably feared MS.

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RE: Comment by pantheraleo
by twitterfire on Thu 19th May 2011 00:34 in reply to "Comment by pantheraleo"
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2008-09-11

"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.


What about .NET on Linux servers and desktops though? Does that mean they are de-emphasizing Mono on Linux and moving most (or all) of their focus to the mobile market?
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Mono will still be written in C++ (unless someone will write a good C# native copiler I guess ;) ) so Mono will still run on Linux.

It does seem though, that Mono isn't very used on Linux. At least not as used as SH or Python. I guess that most FOSS developers doesn't like C# and .Net because they come from "the enemy". ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by pantheraleo
by oiaohm on Thu 19th May 2011 09:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by pantheraleo"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

It does seem though, that Mono isn't very used on Linux. At least not as used as SH or Python. I guess that most FOSS developers doesn't like C# and .Net because they come from "the enemy". ;)


Really this is the problem. Tech from Microsoft in a lot of places with correct legal documentation is accepted by the FOSS developers.

From the enemy point of view is invalid. Remember Microsoft does submit code to the Linux kernel under the agreements of course not to patent sue over those parts.

The from the enemy claim is a Mono group smoke screen not true for most of the Linux world.

From enemy without required treaty paper work is an issue. Having FSF and other legal assessment groups point to the flaws hello problems.

By the way those waiting on silverlight on OS i and android. You are going to be waiting. Monotouch is not a silverlight ABI because the silverlight ABI does not suit the designs of android or OS i.

Silverlight app on either OSi or android would be like a battery power vampire.

Idea that .net works in browsers is another nice myth.

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