64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Mon Apr 21 16:04:13 MDT 2008


Wade Preston Shearer <lists at wadeshearer.com> writes:
>
> How is Silverlight a better option than Flash? Microsoft is more
> closed-source than Adobe and significantly less likely to support
> Linux than Adobe.
>

Microsoft and Adobe aren't not programs, so they are neither
open-source nor closed-source.  Microsoft has a number of source code
licenses, including at least one that meets Open Source and Free
Software definitions.  The Microsoft Dynamic Language Runtime, which
is part of Silverlight, falls under this license.  You can read the
code online; it's pretty interesting.

Microsoft isn't planning on writing a Silverlight plugin for Linux at
present, but Novell is, and Novell is definitely likely to support
Linux.

                --Levi



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