Originally posted by PeteBart
1. Microsoft pays Novel big $$$$
2. Novel thinks *Want us to make a pile of shit we are not going to use, even for ourselves, but you are willing to give us a shitload of $$$? Realy? DEAL! *
3. Microsoft is now supporting FLOSS on paper
4. This is not going to work ofcourse, because Microsoft can update their Silvershizzle .net stuff as much and as fast as possible so Mono and moonlight will always be behind and not compatible.
In the end Novel gets money, Microsoft gets to not be evil (but only in the sense of court), Microsoft can get governments to switch to the 'cross compatible silverlight and .net' and if they can't it is Novel's fault, but Novel doesn't care because they are not responsible for anything and they swim in the money. Linux users are fscked.
Don't believe everything you read without thinking critically about it.