Silverlight vs Flex
I was reading about differences between Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flex, which I found following post on the Ken Rawlings blog: http://www.kenrawlings.com/archives/2007/04/22/flex-silverlight/
One thing that Ken mentioned and I agree with that it is an opportunity for Microsoft to release the Silverlight specification as a open patent-free standard.
This will give the interest to many individuals to extend the framework and boost the development cycle of Silverlight. The only problem is Microsoft does not sees comfortable with open patent-free source codes as they have never shown interest in open source software development.