I saw that a while back. I hope they do the same with BlitzMax.Unlikely; Monkey X is basically a BlitzMax front end.
It would make much more sense if Monkey was closed source, not blitzmax. But that's just me.
Actually no, at least not from a bussiness point of view, creating a frontend to a language/tool is relatively easy comparing to making the tool, For a known tool (ENIGMA) there cn be many Frontends (LGM, NaturalGM, RadialGM, and so on); even if said tool is closed source, since all you need is to know the api to interface with the tool, so if my engine is closed source and my ide is FOSS even if you don't like my ide and someone makes a better one you'd still need to buy my engine. The other way around if I make the engine FOSS and the IDE closed source then you can make your own ide and not buy shit from me.