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Microsoft, Moonlight, and Open Source Software (And Novell's Brilliance!)

Sep 08, 2007, 00:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

"There's been interesting news about Microsoft support for the Novell Moonlight project this past few days. Miguel de Icaza as community leader around Mono and Moonlight best tells the news on his blog, and points to Scott Guthrie's supporting blog post from Microsoft. Tim O'Reilly points out that Microsoft will (predictably) support open source software for competitive advantage, in this case against Adobe. Matt Asay supports Tim with the observation that Microsoft will use open source 'where it's weak' and chides the two companies to just consummate the marriage.

"All the Moonlight support from Microsoft is a Very Good Thing for Moonlight and Novell, but let's be clear: Microsoft's participation in Moonlight is NOT Microsoft doing open source software..."

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