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Re: Bug#501190: Reworded control

On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 12:38:41AM +0100, Jo Shields wrote:
> Package: moonlight-plugin-core
> Architecture: any
> Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
> Conflicts: moonlight
> Description: open source clone of Microsoft Silverlight - core plugin
>  Moonlight is a free Silverlight clone, allowing Free Software systems to
>  run embedded web-browser objects or standalone code targetting Microsoft
>  Silverlight.

Not true.  Code targetting Microsoft Silverlight may as well depend on
functionality not present in this package.  And in fact the only notable
example I remember (the Chinese Olympics videostreams) did.

Again, I'm pointing to wine as an example, since the situation is the same.
wine has this in its description:

  "This is still a work in progress and many applications may still not work."

Would you please make that clear?  We don't want to deceive our users into
thinking Silverlight is cross-platform, do we?

>  WARNING: This is an implementation of public API documentation published on 
>  MSDN,

Not true.  Take it from de Icaza himself:

  "Microsoft will give us access to the Silverlight specifications: details
  that might be necessary to implement 1.0, beyond what is currently published
  on the web; [...]"

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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