About 3 months ago, Mono founder Miguel de Icaza was laid off by Novell following their acquisition by Attachmate. Miguel was quick to launch his startup, Xamarin, which would be focusing on Mono based products. However, until now, the future of Mono remained unknown – would it exist? Would it need a rewrite?
Miguel cleared the air with his blog post announcing a few key points:
- SUSE to partner Xamarin in supporting Mono customers
- Xamarin has obtained a perpetual license to all the intellectual property of Mono, MonoTouch, Mono for Android, Mono for Visual Studio and will continue updating and selling those products.
- Xamarin will be providing the support for all of the existing MonoTouch, Mono for Android and Mono for Visual Studio customers.
- Developers will be able to purchase MonoTouch and Mono for Android from the Xamarin store. Existing customers will be able to purchase upgrades.