Miguel de Icaza on Silverlight, Flash and Open Source

Link: Microsoft Happenings – Miguel de Icaza.

"Lacking a viable open source-based competitor today for rich media delivery on the web and given the current state of both Flash and Silverlight, it is in open source’s best interest to ensure that Flash gets ahead of the competition."

This makes sense to me thought I suspect it will be hotly debated in the open source community because of open source’s historical hostility toward Flash. But there’s nothing like a new Microsoft initiative to get open source developers to change their minds about their sacred cows.