[Mono-list] future of Mono

Daniel Hughes trampster at gmail.com
Tue May 31 07:11:09 EDT 2011

Miguel de Icaza was asked about creating a non profit organisation for mono,
(mono foundation) but he said he did not have the time to do it, however het
did offer to support it if one was created.

I think a non profit organisation for mono is a very good idea.

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:54 PM, Matthew Winter <wintermi at teratools.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> On 31/05/2011, at 11:09 AM, Mike Christensen wrote:
> > I, for one, after hearing that Attachmate was firing the Mono team
> > thought "Well crap, that's game over for Mono - that was fun while it
> > lasted.."
> That was my first impression to when I heard.
> >
> > But during the past few weeks learning about the new company formed
> > and how all the old principals have joined, now I'm saying "Sweet this
> > is the best thing that could have possibly happened to Mono!" - I've
> > worked at both massive software giants and at small dot-com startups,
> > and crap simply gets done faster and better at a startup..  No more
> > listening to corporate VP schpeils about budget and marketing and
> > deadlines..  Just a bunch of smart people hacking away all day.  The
> > way it should be.
> Open Source & Startups. The perfect mix ;-) Back to the good old Ximian
> days.
> My only gripe is around MonoTouch. I was just in the process of building my
> first iPhone app and now we are back to square one. I know Xamarin will
> produce an ever better alternative ".NET for iPhone". However this falls a
> little to late for me, so now I have to learn Objective-C, so I can complete
> what I started.
> I only wish that Attachmate/Novell/SuSE actually did the full handover of
> all Mono projects to Xamarin.
> Do Xamarin have any plans to create a new home for Mono and projects on the
> Internet, as from what I can see at the old Mono homepage, it has not been
> updated in some time.
> Did a not-for-profit company ever get setup to maintain the Mono domains,
> homepage, IP, etc?
> I wish Miguel, Nat and the rest of the Xamarin crew good fortune and for
> the Mono project to go from strength to strength.
> As for Attachmate/Novell/SuSE, they have lost me as a Linux customer. I
> will be using Ubuntu from now on, and recommending that going forward.
> Regards
> Matt
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