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SUSE makes good with dismissed Mono devs

Jul 25, 2011, 18:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gareth Halfacree)

"When Attachmate bought Novell late last year in a deal believed to be worth around $2.2 billion, many worried for the fate of the open source projects that Novell had taken under its wing. While most eyes were on SUSE, the open-source arm of which was primarily sponsored by Novell, the news that Attachmate would be laying off the staff responsible for the Mono project came as a shock to the community.

"In response the engineers formed a new company dubbed Xamarin, echoing the creation of Mono's original creator Ximian prior to its acquisition by Novell in 2003. Although this gave hope that the Mono project, which provides the frameworks necessary to support client and server applications written in Microsoft's .NET language, would continue, many wondered how it would do so without Novell's support."

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