Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:01 UTC
Internet Explorer It would appear that Microsoft will finally take standards compliance in the browser world seriously, after dragging its feet for years. Back in November 2009, the Redmond giant already revealed that Internet Explorer 9 would come with CSS3 and HTML5 support, and now the cup runneth over, as Microsoft has requested to join the W3C's SVG Working Group.
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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by gustl on Fri 8th Jan 2010 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
gustl
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2006-01-19

Watching a Silverlight movie feed with Moonlight + ffmpeg (or whatever codec can decode it) on Linux makes you infringe on patents owned by Microsoft.

And the wording of Microsoft's "covenant not to sue" leaves enough loopholes to allow Microsoft suing everyone but the biggest players into oblivion.

Microsoft won't do it in the near future, because this would for sure mean no web developer ever again would touch Microsoft-0wn3d web protocols with a 3 meter long pole.
But if ever again Microsoft manages to establish a market share near 80% - 90% of web protocols used, it will start raining FUD by Microsoft.

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