Attachmate Brings Back Mono by Partnering with Xamarin

Attachmate’s SUSE Linux group has forged a partnership with Xamarin for support and development of the Mono open source project.

Under the partnership, Xamarin, which was founded by former Novell employees, will be granted licenses to all the intellectual property pertaining to Mono, including Mono Touch, Mono for Android and Mono Tools for Visual studio.

The two organisations will work towards bringing Mono based products to the market at a faster rate and provide support for them. Xamarin has also agreed to provide support to SUSE customers running Mono open source software.

Xamarin was formed by former Novell employees and the founder of the Mono project after Attachmate had fired almost all Mono team members from Novell, following Attachmate’s acquisition of Novell.

Mono is an open source software project that is designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications.

"This partnership is a triple win -- a win for SUSE, a win for Xamarin, but most importantly, a win for our customers, users and community," said Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE.

"Our partnership ensures SUSE customers continue to get the best support possible, enables the bright team at Xamarin to achieve success in their promising new venture, and provides continuity of stewardship for the Mono open source community project in the very capable hands of its most passionate evangelists." he added.