Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 16:58 UTC
Mono Project The Mono project has released Moonlight 2, the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight. Moonlight allows Silverlight content to run on platforms that do not have an official Silverlight client, such as Linux and PowerPC Macs. Microsoft also expanded its patent agreement with Novell to cover all users of Moonlight, no matter the Linux version.
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RE[2]: A good reason not to use
by FunkyELF on Fri 18th Dec 2009 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE: A good reason not to use"
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I read the same comment in SlashDot.


You caught me. I wasn't stealing though... that was me on there too.

Nobody can predict the future, but right now im glad we have open source implementations, I'll use them till HTML5 catch ups, it may take a while thougt.


Its a trap. Microsoft doesn't care about users. Look at IronPython. Microsoft did a ton of work to get great dynamic support in their runtime... but do you see Microsoft shipping any of their development tools with Python support? They'll make their platform attractive for Python developers, but would never promote Python because people might realize that its portable and can be run on non-Windows machines. Same thing with Moonlight. They won't sue but they aren't doing a hell of a lot either. Maybe by paying one guy's Salary they're just trying to avoid lawsuits by saying they made an effort. Who knows what their intentions are but we know from experience they can't be good.

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