More on the Novel takeover of Ximian

CNET's Robert Lemos recently spoke to Chris Stone (Novell's vice chairman) about the takeover... When asked about how the takeover will affect the Mono Project, Chris had this to offer:

“Mono is great. I like the idea very much of being able to run .Net applications on Linux and recompiling things written in C# to run on Linux. We will become a big advocate for Mono. I hope Microsoft views it as a good thing. The more .Net applications available to run on Linux should be a good thing for Microsoft. We have some services that we have been building in the security and identity and authentication space, which would be terrific additions to Mono.”

I have a few things to say about this: YAY! WAHOO!!! Kick Ass!

I'm extatic to hear that Novell won't be killing Mono, and in fact will push forward with it even more. This is a huge win (in my opinion) for .NET and Microsoft! Good stuff Novell!

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