[Mono-dev] crn.com: »Sources: Microsoft In Talks To Acquire Mobile App Development Startup Xamarin«

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Thu Mar 20 13:59:14 UTC 2014

> From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Ian Norton
> whaat!?
> article looks far from clear though. does this mean monodevelop is going to
> quietly die? or a license change? :/

LOL, no.   :-)

Here's what it comes down to:  Microsoft cannot deny the fact that they've been getting thoroughly spanked in the mobile device market.  They want to be industry leaders and not following the lead of Apple and Google.  They have moved past the denial phase of several years ago, denying the existence or relevance of linux or apple, and now they're motivated to adapt to the times and roll with it.  Which means they want everybody fricking using .NET and not java or objective C.  They recognize that embracing and supporting mono is a good business move.

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