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Government Computer News: Novell to Release Silverlight Clone for Linux

"Novell is releasing a version of Microsoft's Silverlight for Linux platforms. Leading the project is Novell's Miquel de Icaza, the famed Linux developer who led development of the Gnome desktop, the Evolution e-mail client and Mono, the Linux version of Microsoft's .NET.

"Microsoft is also lending support to the project by providing Silverlight internal specifications, and even covering the cost of licensing patented multimedia codecs for Linux platforms to use this software..."

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ZDNet UK: Novell: No End to OOXML Disputes

"'There's no end in sight to the ongoing disputes between the two camps,' said de Icaza, speaking at XML 2007, a Microsoft-sponsored event, on Tuesday. 'In 2006, there was lots of FUD [fear, uncertainty and doubt] about the problems behind OOXML and it went downhill from there,' de Icaza said.

"'Neither group is willing to make the big changes required for real compatibility,' de Icaza added..."

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