, Bass wrote

@SteveRichter:

Is Microsoft planning to open source Silverlight?

I am a desktop programmer. I have no idea.

Do the current generation of tablets and phones have the processing power to run silverlight? MSFT appears very slow in getting into the handheld device app game. Is that because the C#/XAML compiled code that runs on a windows phone device does not get enough CPU and memory to run properly on other handheld devices?