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Microsoft To Release Silverlight To Open Source Community

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Microsoft Corporation may release part of the source code of its Silverlight technology to the open source community.

The move, details of which are expected to be announced during the MIX 07 conference next week, is aimed at quickly attracting a large number of users for Microsoft's Silverlight, a software tool for viewing rich multimedia content on the Internet and a rival product to Adobe's long-time Web media player Flash, according to infoworld.com.

Microsoft is also expected to make announcements regarding its Expressions toolset, a software for creating rich Internet applications (RIA), which will run on Silverlight.

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Alternative headline: Microsoft Releases Its Latest Anti-Linux Weapon with an "Open Source" slant. That darn thing is intended to make people build sites that are not accessible to many users, unless they buy a Mac or pay Windows tax.

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