Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 59

Thread: Mono Working Close With Microsoft, Gets $12M USD

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    14,324

    Default Mono Working Close With Microsoft, Gets $12M USD

    Phoronix: Mono Working Close With Microsoft, Gets $12M USD

    Xamarin, the company behind the controversial Mono software platform that was born by Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman when the Mono developers got let go from Novell, has announced a series-A financing round worth twelve million USD. They're also continuing to work closely with Microsoft...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE0NTg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Controversial?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    3,776

    Default

    And in another thread someone had the nerve to claim that money isn't involved.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    2,001

    Default

    Can we see Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Workflow (WF), Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), Entity Framework (EF) now?

    Then maybe we can have full support for ASP.NET.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Can we see Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Workflow (WF), Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), Entity Framework (EF) now?

    Then maybe we can have full support for ASP.NET.
    Entity Framework was released as Free Software a couple of weeks ago, under a GPL-compatible license, joining others (like ASP.NET MVC)

    So I wouldn't rule it out just yet.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Over there somewhere
    Posts
    239

    Default

    Okay, they're "working closely" with Microsoft. That's fine. Where did the money come from? The article doesn't say and I'd kind of like to know.

    Directhex? Anybody?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    263

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Can we see Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Workflow (WF), Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), Entity Framework (EF) now?

    Then maybe we can have full support for ASP.NET.
    so much this. Not because of ASP.NET but because WindowsForms is so outdated. WPF is such a nice framework that is easy to learn/understand and it's much easier to design GUIs with that XAML code instead of having to place everything on the form.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Detructor View Post
    so much this. Not because of ASP.NET but because WindowsForms is so outdated. WPF is such a nice framework that is easy to learn/understand and it's much easier to design GUIs with that XAML code instead of having to place everything on the form.
    What's wrong with GTK#?

  9. #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    And in another thread someone had the nerve to claim that money isn't involved.
    M$:mono? What a surprise. They're pushing so hard, but nobody cares. That's strange. Shouldn't they hire some developers rather than sponsor marketing? Linux community isn't so stupid to buy some marketing $hit.
    Last edited by kraftman; 07-24-2012 at 01:16 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Original article says they're receiving 12 million dollars in funding, and have 150,000 developers using their products, of which 7,500 are paying customers.

    Quote Originally Posted by kraftman View Post
    They're pushing so hard, but nobody cares.
    It's as if your brain is actually incapable of processing external stimuli

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •