Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Feb 2010 21:41 UTC
Mono Project "The Mono Project releases the first preview of Moonlight 3.0, giving application developers a first look at the open-source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight 3 technology for the Linux platform." Sadly, it's still Firefox-only.
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RE: So far so good...
by zegenie on Sat 6th Feb 2010 01:05 UTC in reply to "So far so good..."
zegenie
Member since:
2005-12-31

Frankly I don't think even Microsoft will be able to pull off a proper port of their own Mac OS version.


And why would they? Silverlight has always been a second-grade citizen on anything other than Microsofts own (recent) platforms.

The main reason for Silverlights existence is to maintain the tie-in to Microsofts platform and technologies. It's all to be expected.

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RE[2]: So far so good...
by sukru on Sat 6th Feb 2010 01:38 in reply to "RE: So far so good..."
sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

Microsoft is not one single monolithic entity. They have different groups with different views, and the main .net web group consists of mostly open source friendly guys (like ScottGu).

In the past they lobbied (inside Microsoft) for more openness. And we've seen some results (like Asp.Net Mvc, MS-PL license, .net openness pledge, etc).

That's why, although small, I still have some amount of hope.

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RE[3]: So far so good...
by zegenie on Sat 6th Feb 2010 01:43 in reply to "RE[2]: So far so good..."
zegenie Member since:
2005-12-31

Microsoft is not one single monolithic entity. They have different groups with different views, and the main .net web group consists of mostly open source friendly guys (like ScottGu).


Yes, and that is the same for all bigger companies. However, that does not change their overall company vision / strategy, regardless of how "open source friendly" some employees in one minor division is. They don't set the rules.

"You can put lipstick on a pig, ...".

I'd love to be wrong - but unlike you, I don't have high hopes. Let's hope you're right and I'm wrong.

Edited 2010-02-06 01:44 UTC

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