Displaying items by tag: Miguel de Icaza

The executive director of the Free Software Foundation, John Sullivan, has quit after 18 years in the job, even as the organisation is mired in controversy over allowing its founder, Richard Stallman, back on to the board.

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If Microsoft thought that selecting Nat Friedman to head its new acquisition, GitHub, would help burnish its open-source credentials, then it has made a big mistake.

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GNOME desktop project co-founder Miguel de Icaza has finally reaped the benefits of being in bed with Microsoft, with the Redmond-based software behemoth buying Xamarin, de Icaza's company, for a sum said to be between US$400 million and US$500 million.

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Thursday, 04 November 2010 18:00

More Mono apps for next Ubuntu release?

Much has been written about the fact that the next version of Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, will switch its interface from GNOME to Canonical's own Unity interface.

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Last week, Miguel de Icaza, a vice-president at Novell, announced the release of version 2.8 of Mono, a project he set up to create an open source clone of Microsoft's .NET development environment.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:46

How Mono apologists drive developers away

When Hubert Figuiere, a developer who had lost his job with Novell in the first quarter of 2009, released the note-taking application Gnote on April 1 last year, one doubts that he had any idea about the kind of attacks which would be launched on him by Mono advocates and apologists.

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Miguel de Icaza, a vice-president at Novell and the founder of the Mono project, made a number of statements recently that were diametrically opposed to all that he has said earlier about Microsoft's .NET development environment.

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Microsoft has shot the .NET ecosystem in the foot because of the constant threat of patent infringement that it has cast on the system, Novell vice-president and Microsoft MVP, Miguel de Icaza, is quoted as telling the website, Software Development Times, recently.

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Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:08

GNOME needs to get its act together

As the year ends, it is fair to say there have been many free and open source software organisations that have made rapid strides, not merely in 2009 but right through the noughties. But one organisation badly needs to get its act together.

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Friday, 18 December 2009 05:42

Moonlight 2.0 open to all - with a catch

Novell has announced the release of Moonlight 2.0, an updated version of its attempt to clone Microsoft's Silverlight, and extended its availability to other distributions - with a rider attached.

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A member of the GNOME Foundation board has denied that a post by GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza led to a discussion on the Foundation mailing list which resulted in a call for the project to cut its ties with the GNU Project.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 04:38

Miguel, Microsoft and the drool factor

One of the best sources for news about Microsoft on the web these days is the personal blog of Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza.

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Friday, 20 November 2009 05:07

Mono sinks its claws into Fedora

The latest release of Red Hat's community GNU/Linux distribution, Fedora, installs Mono and Windows.Forms by default from DVD, an Unix developer has found.

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Samba and Mono differ in the ways the two projects have chosen to deal with software patents in the implementation, according to renowned Samba developer Jeremy Allison.
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Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza has dismissed Microsoft's bid to sell patents that could be used to attack Linux, saying it was not a problem as the patents were now in good hands.
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Wednesday, 23 September 2009 05:13

CodePlex Foundation will help spread use of Mono

The appointment of Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza to the board of Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation has been done for one reason - the Foundation will serve as a handy vehicle to increase the use of Mono.
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:20

Miguel snuggles closer to Microsoft

Over the past week, a couple of events have served to highlight the extent to which Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza is helping Microsoft to implement its strategy of curbing the growth of free and open source software.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009 07:12

Much ado about nothing: C# use in open source

If one were to go by the amount of noise made by pro-Mono people regarding the superiority of the Microsoft clone which they love, one would conclude that C# is the programming language du jour. The reality appears to be somewhat different.

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Thursday, 06 August 2009 07:51

Push to make KDE default desktop for OpenSUSE

Members of the OpenSUSE community are rallying behind a suggestion to make KDE the default desktop environment for the distribution.
Monday, 13 July 2009 06:21

Microsoft Mono move means exactly nothing

When Britain was the superpower of the world, there was one tactic which its officials used, with great success, to manage its colonies - divide and rule.
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