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04.10.09

Microsoft, Novell and Xenocode (Former Microsoft Employees) Join Forces and Spread Silverlight

Posted in Microsoft, Mono, Novell at 5:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Implementing the Novell-Microsoft vision

Bad Silverlight

Summary: So these 3 Microsofters walk into a pub…

THE Novell-Xenocode connection is a reality that we’ve covered or shown in [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. More recent posts also explained that Xenocode is a sort of an offshoot of Microsoft, whose employees it accommodates [1, 2, 3, 4].

We wrote about Xenocode many times before, but never did we see just how Xenocode serves Microsoft — until now. This new press release shows that Xenocode is helping Microsoft take control of media and the Web. Needless to say, another Microsoft ally called Novell is there too:

Xenocode also supports delivery of applications to enterprise desktops via Active Directory, LANDesk Management Suite, and BMC Configuration Management. Xenocode technology has been licensed by Novell and is available as part of Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization.

Once again they play with software patents.

Thank you, Novell, for polluting the Web with proprietary technology that only your customers might have limited access to (using a semi-cooked copycat called Moonlight). Novell spreads the lie that Silverlight works on GNU/Linux.

All in all, this is proving that former Microsoft employees are still working to advance Microsoft’s agenda (Nat Friedman, for example, came from Microsoft, which Miguel de Icaza wanted to work for over a decade ago).

Novell is also liaising with Microsoft Gold Partners, the latest example being Telerik [1, 2]. As Dr. Dobb’s puts it, it’s mostly about .NET, Mono, and Novell.

Telerik has announced that its RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX now supports the Mono runtime environment. Mono is an open source .NET framework sponsored by Novell, tailored for development of Linux applications.

Lastly, as another newsworthy item, someone has just informed us that “Mono devs tried to press gnome-zeitgeist to be ported to mono from python.”

What has Novell’s work on Mono led to? Some people are already cleaning up this mess.

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  1. seller_liar said,

    April 10, 2009 at 6:31 am

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    Monolight is not free in real facts.Only microsoft servant or microsoft have access to good documentation. People can not even fork because of lack of good documentation.

    Monolight is a bad solution because only monopoolysoft and novell dictates the development of software. And this creates dependency of these companies too.

    If people like so much of .net ,please help dot gnu project.Is very open to people and don t promotes asp.net .

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