Linked by David Adams on Wed 8th Apr 2009 05:32 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Adobe has a promotion that states that if you will attest that you're unemployed, they'll give you a free license to Flex Builder 3 that you can use to burnish your skills.
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RE: A good deal
by Kroc on Wed 8th Apr 2009 14:44 UTC in reply to "A good deal"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

The Flash Player runtime is proprietary. If Adobe folded tomorrow, Flex would die with it too, no matter how 'open' the SDK is.

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RE[2]: A good deal
by arbour42 on Wed 8th Apr 2009 15:40 in reply to "RE: A good deal"
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2005-07-06

Yes, the player itself is proprietary. But given that Flash runs on over 95% of computers worldwide, the chances of Flash disappearing over the next 10 years is close to nil. That exceeds most business app lifetimes.

If Adobe goes bust, there will be a stampede to buy their technology. Of course, we in the West are about to fall into a hyper-inflationary depression, so you never know what could happen. Maybe Norway's sovereign fund would buy Adobe.

Edited 2009-04-08 15:41 UTC

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RE[3]: A good deal
by google_ninja on Wed 8th Apr 2009 16:20 in reply to "RE[2]: A good deal"
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2006-02-05

I could so see yahoo or google buying flash

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RE[3]: A good deal
by Kroc on Wed 8th Apr 2009 16:35 in reply to "RE[2]: A good deal"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Some of the largest banks in the world disappeared overnight, with market caps greater than even the likes of Google. The fact that Flash is on most computers means jack-diddley-squat about Adobe’s (or anybody’s) safety. That’s like saying that the banks are infallible because they have lots of money.

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