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From "Mark Fuqua" <m...@availdata.com>
Subject RE: Flash Player premium features
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:00:32 GMT
I currently (and probably for the next few weeks), do all my Flex
development for free...because I am still learning.  It is not something I
plan or can do for long...but that's ok, because I can imagine a time in the
very near future when I will be making money from Flex.  As much as I enjoy
Flex, I need to make money.  Adobe might be exponentially larger than my
tiny little company, but they are no different.

Anything they can do to make money off the Flash platform is fine by me.

Hell, if all us Flex developers had just bought a copy or two of Flash
Builder Premium (the only source of revenue from flex for Adobe), they would
probably still be actively investing in Flex and this mailing list would not

Adobe quit Flex and Flash for mobile for one reason and one reason
only...they couldn't make enough money to justify the huge expense and they
couldn't imagine a different scenario looking forward.

They did it in a stupid, shoot yourself in the foot (and our feet too) way,
but they really had little choice.  They were hemorrhaging money.


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Heidegger [mailto:mh@leichtgewicht.at] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:23 AM
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Flash Player premium features

Hi Giorgio,

I honestly don't really care about it. As a web developer I am not getting
Flash projects anyways due to last years marketing and because agencies like
buzz words. As a app developer I do not care of this particular feature as I
will not be affected (rarely a app really needs the fast memory and stage
3d. As a game developer I am/will not be successful enough that this will
affect me, and even if it would: Its software I use. If I earn more than 50k
for a app (after taxes) I guess I wouldn't be greedy, after all I can accept
that some of the success is based on the Flash platform and I have no
problem to reward them for that (if I use Unity then I haven't paid a cent
for other Adobe products).

Anyways: the way how it went down is ugly. Specially that they deprecated
the old avm calls.
Its one thing if you deprecate something that makes problems but something
that is actually
used and useful is uhm:  why??   It just annoys people. Makes me wonder 
if they really value bad
marketing that much...

So: yeah marketing suicide continues... but who really cares: People that
have no way around .swf will use it like before (my policy is for 6years
already: use flash only if there is no html option).


On 28/03/2012 17:57, Giorgio Natili wrote:
> Hi All,
> I know that Flex is not related to the gaming but I would love to know 
> which is the feeling of the mailing list about this news 
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/premium-features.html.
> In my opinion it will be used again against the Flash platform, what 
> do you think?
> Giorgio Natili
> Twitter + skype: giorgionatili

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