Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by Augusto
Novell and Ximian "Two months ago, the Brazilian Linux community gathered around BR-Linux invited Novell to answer 10 questions sent and selected by the users, about the company's stance on Linux, open source, licenses, document formats and other subjects." "Novell has been very consistent on this issue and we have publicly stated that we do not believe that Linux infringes on any Microsoft patents. That being said, our agreement with Microsoft takes the patent issue off the table for customers. We have simply made the patent issue a non-event as part of a customer buying decision."
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RE[2]: on mono
by nevali on Thu 27th Sep 2007 10:53 UTC in reply to "RE: on mono"
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2006-10-12

Any bets on how long it takes until a primary Microsoft property's website requires silverlight to use? Hotmail, Live Search, XBox360, MSN?


A very long time, unless they bundle Silverlight with absolutely everything (which is, of course, plausible). The problem is that it doesn't have the market penetration—and probably never will—to enable that happening without Microsoft risking severe backlash from both users and web professionals who are sick and tired of Microsoft “proprietarising” (yes, I know, that's not a real word) the web.


(Edit: spelling)

Edited 2007-09-27 10:53

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