[sf-lug] getting tired of Silverlight...

Paul Ward dssstrkl at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 18:11:08 PST 2009

I didn't notice any silverlight content on whitehouse.gov or really  
any flash beyond YouTube videos. In fact, whitehouse.gov seems to be  
very W3C compliant and dropped the list of proscribed entries on the  
robots.txt file from 2400 to two.

CNN isn't under the control of the White House, and isn't really all  
that interested in openness or total access ie if windows and mac  
users can use it, that's good enough.

Paul Ward

Sent from my iPhone
(So please excuse any terseness or typos)

On Jan 20, 2009, at 5:55 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com 
> > wrote:
>> hi,
>> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu>  
>> wrote:
>>> Hi everybody,
>>> I am quite honestly getting tired of Microsoft's Silverlight.
>> I just boycott sites using Silverlight.  Adobe Flash is not that much
>> better, but at least they are making their stuff available for the  
>> GNU-Linux
>> community.  Microsoft, of course, repeatedly states in their annual  
>> 10-k SEC
>> filings that open source software hurts their revenues, and, by  
>> implication,
>> that they are doing all they can to stop it.
>> There is so much content out there that can be viewed in Adobe  
>> Flash on
>> Linux, so why do I need to bother with Silverlight?  I don't and  
>> won't.
>> Obviously, YMMV.
> Evidently, I'm not the only one. http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=3302
> Then there is the question of why should the Office of the President
> of the United States of America use a system that limits access to
> certain types of platforms only.
> Sameer
> -- 
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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