Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Aug 2010 18:49 UTC
Internet & Networking Not too long ago Adobe started a "We love Apple" campaign, as a response to Apple's continuous negative remarks about the company. With Flash 10.1 slowly but surely appearing on more and more mobile devices, it seems like the company just doesn't care about it any more. Adobe's CEO Shantanu Narayen has said they've "moved on".
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RE[2]: Funny how they spin it...
by kaiwai on Tue 17th Aug 2010 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Funny how they spin it..."
kaiwai
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Open sourcing Flash would take away content protection which is one of its primary advantages over HTML5.

From a business perspective open sourcing Flash would be a poor move.

I don't care for Flash either but HTML5 was designed without considering the needs of content producers which is why even Google has said that Flash isn't going anywhere.


Then open source it all except for the DRM binary blob which can be provided and linked against as a separate library rather than being in the plugin itself - you know, that strange practice of modularisation? There are solutions - Adobe just doesn't want to do it because they would be shown up in 5 minutes by some keen coders creating a superior open source implementation.

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