Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 13:00 UTC
Google It's no secret that the relationship between Apple and Adobe isn't particularly healthy at this point, and despite the nicely staged coffee moment, nor is the relationship between Apple and Google. It seems like this is bringing together Google and Adobe: rumour has it that Flash will be bundled with the Chrome web browser and/or the upcoming Chrome operating system. Update: It's official: "When users download Chrome, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. There will be no need to install Flash Player separately. Users will automatically receive updates related to Flash Player using Google Chrome's auto-update mechanism."
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Flash has an open spec and ALL the codecs used by flash are available as open source. Look at the Moonlight, the open source implementation of Silverlight. That's a competent implementation.

H.264 is used by Flash and there is no open source implementation of H.264 which can be legal distributed to users.

Linux video codecs in Moonlight are provided via a binary-only package from Microsoft.

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