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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different kind of debate this time about Mono
by JeffS on Sun 20th Dec 2009 15:43 UTC
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The debate in this thread has mostly been about the virtues of HTML5 vs browser plugins (Flash, Silverlight, Moonlight, Java, etc).

That is very refreshing for a Mono/Moonlight article. We usually get the "Mono is evil because it's MS tech, or a patent trap".

Microsoft has continued to get more and more open about it's tech, and it's become safer and safer to use Mono.

But HTML5, I have to agree with Kroc. I see that as the future, or just the more attractive selection as opposed to the proprietary, resource hogging, patent encumbered plugins.

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