Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:40 UTC
Internet Explorer This is interesting news. According to WinUnleaked.tk, and given credence by Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrot, Adobe has given Microsoft the source code to Flash, so that Microsoft could fully integrate it into Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8. Interesting move, and probably not a bad one considering just how popular Flash still is, especially for games.
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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by WorknMan on Thu 24th May 2012 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13


So why doesn't Adobe hand over the source code to Flash to Mozilla, Opera and Apple? Why doesn't Adobe simply release it under an OSI-approved license?


As long as there was one, and only one version of Flash, tweaked only when absolutely necessary to make it cross-platform, and not 30 different forks of it.

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RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow
by 0brad0 on Thu 24th May 2012 01:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

"
So why doesn't Adobe hand over the source code to Flash to Mozilla, Opera and Apple? Why doesn't Adobe simply release it under an OSI-approved license?


As long as there was one, and only one version of Flash, tweaked only when absolutely necessary to make it cross-platform, and not 30 different forks of it.
"

Adobe failed at doing that even under their own control.

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RE[5]: Comment by ssokolow
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th May 2012 09:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Most of the problems have now been resolved on Linux thanks to the Pepper API.

Pity Mozilla have no interest in implementing it.

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