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.
De Icaza demonstrated the clone, called Moonlight, today at the XML 2007 conference in Boston. Introduced earlier this year, Silverlight is Microsoft's platform for building rich Internet applications.
December 7, 2007