Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by rx182
Mono Project When Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie unveiled Silverlight at MIX07, he vowed that it would be a cross-platform technology. It appears as if the software giant is making good on that pledge: SD Times has learned that some of Microsoft's top developers have provided technical guidance for a Linux implementation of Silverlight.
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RE: Maybe...
by Seth Quarrier on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:33 UTC in reply to "Maybe..."
Seth Quarrier
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I don't know, I don't trust Microsoft any more then the next guy, but then again, in this case they may need as much support as they can get in order to compete with Adobe and in this case it may be to Microsoft's benefit to help the Free Software comunity with an implementation, for all of the issues people have with Mono, this could be a huge improvement on Adobe's closed source x86-only flash player. I think it is far better that the Linux comunity is in on this action than sitting on the sideline rooting for Adobe. A bit of competition wouldn't hurt anybody.

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