Nat Friedman

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Nat Friedman in April 2006

Nathaniel Dourif Friedman (born August 6, 1977), known as Nat, is a programmer who co-founded Ximian along with Miguel de Icaza in 1999, a company that was later bought by Novell in 2003.[1][2]

In 1999, he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At Novell, Friedman was the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source until January 2010.[1][3]

In May 2011, Friedman became the CEO of Xamarin, a new company co-founded with Miguel de Icaza.[3]

In February 2016, Xamarin announced being acquired by Microsoft


  1. ^ a b "Ximian Founder Nat Friedman Leaves Novell". Linux Magazine Online. January 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  2. ^ Kirk St.Amant; Brian Still (2007). Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives. IGI Global. p. 595. ISBN 1-59140-999-3. 
  3. ^ a b "Xamarin". 

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