This is just a small (but interesting) post that I wanna share with my reader.
Someone from Codeproject forum said that they want to release their commercial application (which is written in Silverlight 2 beta) at the end of May. <link>. I was a lit bit surprise. a) AFAIK, it’s not allowed people to use SL2 beta1 for commercial application. b) a lot of people are so excited about Silverlight and they even started doing their commercial projects with beta1. I’m not sure what they gonna do when they know that they can’t use SL2beta1 for commercial application.
So, I wanna share what I heard from some MS guys regarding this question.
Ashish from Microsoft said that ~
Here is a rough timeline:
Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 (Q1CY08 with limited (non commercial) Go-Live)
Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 (Q2CY08 with Go-Live)
Silverlight 2.0 RTM (Summer 2008) – Exact timing TBD
The license in the current version of Silverlight 2 (beta 1) does not allow for commerical use. This will change for Silverlight Beta 2, and obviously for the final release.
Hope it is clear for you. Happy Silverlighting!