What do Mozilla, Microsoft and monkeys have in common? A bit more than you might think.
And not all of those efforts will benefit only Firefox users; there may be an opportunity for Microsoft IE users to enjoy some bananas from the monkey business, as well.
Now for the monkeys.
languages to work with it, including Python and Ruby. The IronMonkey effort is a Mozilla effort to bring the Microsoft-led IronPython and IronRuby implementations to Tamarin (and eventually ActionMonkey). IronPython is a Microsoft .NET implementation of the popular Python
IronRuby is a similar kind of effort for .NET, bringing Ruby
“The idea is to make use of the MsPL-licensed open source that Microsoft has kindly given the world, and tend necessary changes or additional code in downstream truly-open repositories that can accept patches from non-MS employees,” Eich wrote in a blog post.
The ScreamingMonkey project at Mozilla is going to attempt to make Tamarin able to run inside of other Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other browser.