Attachmate is moving swiftly to re-organize the Novell business it acquired for $2.2 billion.
Today Attachmate laid off an unknown number of U.S. based Novell developers that were working on the open source Mono project.
Mono is the Novell led effort to provide an open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET framework on Linux.
“We have re-established Nuremburg as the headquarters of our
SUSE business unit and the prioritization and resourcing of certain
development efforts – including Mono – will now be determined by the
business unit leaders there,” said Jeff Hawn, Chairman and CEO of The
Attachmate Group in a statement sent to InternetNews.com. “This change led to the release of some US based
employees today. As previously stated, all technology roadmaps remain
intact with resources being added to those in a manner commensurate with
I’ve been following Mono since Miguel de Icaza started the project back in 2004. Yes, I know, there are lots of people that don’t like Mono and its Microsoft styled technology. I also know a lot of people (including me) that rely on it as a way to run .NET on Linux.