"As stated before, Moonlight is not Free software, but it’s actually a lot worse. Moonlight is also a patent trap, as finally acknowledged by CNET. Moonlight and the patent encumbrances thereto serve as a constant reminder that Microsoft really doesn’t grok the Web, which is about freedom of access and open protocols. Patent issues (and freedom) aside, Moonlight is also a technical mess, unless the user is a SUSE user, i.e. one is encouraged to use the Ballmer-blessed GNU/Linux distribution, aka "Ballnux"."