The Novell-backed Moonlight project released the final Moonlight 2, an open source Linux/Unix clone of Microsoft’s Silverlight framework that offers improved media streaming. Novell and Microsoft also announced that they will continue their Moonlight collaboration and extend Microsoft’s patent covenant to Moonlight distributors other than Novell.
As…reported when the Moonlight project released its beta version of Moonlight 2 in August, Moonlight is an offshoot of the Novell-sponsored Mono project, which created the Microsoft .NET clone, Mono. The Moonlight project introduced the first beta version of its clone of the Silverlight multimedia framework a year ago, following up with a final release of the open source browser plug-in February.
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