Just an interesting mailing list conversation
where Miguel de Icaza is asked about possible patent problems with Moonlight (the mono implementation of Silverlight).
Two striking quotes:
> use a distro that is not mainstream or just doesn't have a deal with
> the daemon.. err Microsoft.. like Novell has.. Will I have to suffer
> the shadow of Microsoft patents over Silverlight when using or
> developing Moonlight?
Not as long as you get/download Moonlight from Novell which will include
OOXML is a superb standard and yet, it has been
FUDed so badly by its competitors that serious people believe that
there is something fundamentally wrong with it. This is at a time when
OOXML as a spec is in much better shape than any other spec on that
Besides, it is always better to have two implementations and then