[Mono-list] Xamarin Open Source License

Michael McGlothlin mike.mcglothlin at gmail.com
Fri May 9 23:35:11 UTC 2014

It would be nice if Xamarin took a bit more pity on open source developers and hobby developers. I've been using a business version, at work, for Xamarin.iOS. I would like to explore other platforms, continuing to educate myself, and maybe work on some open source stuff. Even the indie licenses are pretty steep for non-commercial development. At the least it'd be nice if you had access to all platforms for non-commercial use when you purchased a license for commercial use on anything.

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> On May 9, 2014, at 5:37 AM, lytico <lytico at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Is there an Open Source License, and who does it get?
> I appealed at http://resources.xamarin.com/open-source-contributor.html
> my project: https://github.com/limada/limada
> my profile: https://github.com/lytico
> After some weeks and asking again 2 times per e-mail, I got this
> (auto-generated?) answer:
> "Thank you for your interest in contributing to the mobile C# open source
> developer community.
> Xamarin's open source contributor subscription offer is limited to active
> developers on established open source projects. Based on your current
> activity on this project, it does not appear that you are eligible for a
> non-commercial subscription."
> ... etc. etc.
> So, is there that open source program? And if, who are this "active
> developers on established open source projects"?
> remark: I am even a (indirect) contributor to what I'll get: see
> https://github.com/mono/xwt/commits?author=lytico  ; xwt is part of Xamarin
> Studio
> cheers
> lytico
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