Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Feb 2009 08:05 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mono Project Novell's Miguel de Icaza has announced on his blog that Moonlight has hit the 1.0 milestone. Moonlight is the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight technology, a framework similar to Adobe's Flash. Silverlight has already been used during the Olympic Games and President Obama's inauguration for streaming those events across the internet.
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"We used the Microsoft codecs that they offered because it was the easiest way for Moonlight users to get free legal video decoders. We couldn't legally ship Moonlight built against FFMpeg.

So, at no point, when the license for the binary plugs were given to Novell only, did you Hmm?

The binary plugins actually come from Microsoft and can be used by any Linux distribution (and we go out of our way to test it on as many systems and distributions as we can).


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