Web Apps by People Who Don't Hate the Web

by chromatic

Ian Bicking discusses Mozilla Prism in Prism:

Here’s a general rule I have: I don’t accept anything made by people who hate the web. If you hate the web and you want to improve the web, I don’t want anything to do with you... To me Silverlight and AIR reek of a distaste for the web.

While I think that HTTP and REST are the most important parts of web applications, not the web browser (and certainly not HTML and JavaScript), credible (that is, both free-as-in-freedom and not web hating) alternatives to AIR, Silverlight, and Flash are very welcome.