Even though Flash was self-sufficient, Microsoft developed Silverlight to create it’s own market. But it was never as portable as Flash, but the horizon seems to be changing. Microsoft already announced Silverlight for Symbian and iPhone seem to be the evident, though from Microsoft’s rival.
This is the same technology that enabled Microsoft to demo the same game and evidently the same code — running on Xbox, Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7. And now Novell will make it possible to run the same game on the iPhone.
Novell is doing this without any pushes, approvals from Microsoft, obviously as Microsoft can’t restrict an Open Source project. No wonder, Microsoft might even be working on a Silverlight implementation for iPhone — perhaps Novell is taking the lead and showing off their superiority.