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July 20, 2011
by sjvn01
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Mono, open-source .NET for Android, Linux and iOS, lives on

When Novell’s new owner, Attachmate, announced that it was letting Miguel de Icaza, the founder and lead developer of Mono go, I assumed Mono, the open-source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET was a dead development platform walking. Even after de Icaza … Continue reading

May 22, 2011
by sjvn01
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Where Novell & SUSE Linux goes from here

Attachmate’s purchase of Novell is done, and now we’re beginning to see it plans develop for the open-source power. First, and foremost, Attachmate is dividing up Novell’s programs into three nominally independent divisions. These are NetIQ, which gets Novell identity … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
by sjvn01
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Novell will continue to support LibreOffice

While Attachmate has talked a lot about its plans for Novell after it bought Novell, no one saw Attachmate closing down Novell’s Mono programming effort. Indeed, other than cutting Novell’s work-force by 25%, Attachmate has said little concrete about the … Continue reading

May 4, 2011
by sjvn01
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Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?

Well, that didn’t take long. I had thought that after Attachmate bought Novell it would be keeping its open-source teams working. Indeed, Attachmate CEO Jeff Hawn had told me that, “Business will operate as usual.” While Attachmate will be keeping … Continue reading