"One of the things that I'm always been keen on asking Novell
about in reference to their Microsoft related efforts is how close
they are tracking the current leading edge of Microsoft's
development. Since Silverlight itself is not being developed in the
open, Novell is essentially following Microsoft's development lead
in making Moonlight compatable. It's a fact that Novell is aware of
and they are trying to keep the gap as minimal as they can.
"...Yes there is still a debate about the media codecs
themselves which are still proprietary, even though Microsoft is
making them freely available via Novell. Questions about Free
Software purity aside, Moonlight is about enabling Linux users with
the ability to view the same content as Windows users. With
Moonlight in play, Microsoft can rightfully claim that Silverlight
isn't just for Windows."