My prediction: Under Attachmate, SUSE will flourish, and Mono will wither. I expect Mono to suffer intentional neglect, rather than a bold stroke, until it weakens, loses relevance and fades away.

It’s a depressing thought, almost as depressing as Overstock.com purchasing the naming rights to the stadium used by the Oakland A’s baseball team and the Oakland Raiders football team. The idea of visiting “Overstock.com Coliseum” is somewhat nauseating.

Alan Zeichick is editorial director of SD Times. Read his blog at ztrek.blogspot.com.