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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: Flash finally dead?
Date Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:33:16 GMT
It is highly doubtful that Adobe will donate Flash Player.  A majority of
the product is based around 3rd party libraries and licensed software that
they don't control.  If they do end up donating it, it will look more like
the project they open-sourced with Mozilla than what Flash Player looks
like today.  Either way, it won't be the same product, or even close to, we
are used to.


On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Cedric Muller <usable@benga.li> wrote:

> Hi,
> A naive question/observation could be: if Adobe ever drops Flash Player
> support (and all the Flash ecosystem), will they contribute the source or
> will it end the Flash side of Flex (but opening the newly fresh path to JS)
> ? (I know that there is no answer yet, and my question is totally biased).
> Add this to the coward business attitude now, and we all get the picture.
> Adobe is right trying to. But Adobe could be just dropping a jewel without
> even knowing it (an unsellable jewel, that was initially wrong, think of
> the 99% of Flash, Nielsen was right in the end and now it is HTML5's turn
> to suffer on bad design). Also, the Flex project is well shaped to the
> future bullets, already envisionning the JS routes and so.
> Good we are all here, glad to see this live and running ... plus: all the
> digital signage solutions that need dynamic data are still fed with Flash !
> (OK, ok, JS too, but ... yeah, seems , ok ok. It will be alright).
> Apologies to all!
> Cedric
> > Hi,
> >
> > Flex is an Apache open source project. Adobe as a company has no control
> over it but Adobe employees are free to (and do) contribute. That's how the
> ASF works.
> >
> > Slightly off topic but there was a very good session at ApacheCon NA on
> the managing the risks of using open source - perhaps it can put things
> into perspective?
> >
> > http://lanyrd.com/2013/apachecon/scbttz/
> >
> http://archive.apachecon.com/na2013/presentations/28-Thursday/Community_Over_code/14:45-Managing_Project_Risk_when_using_Open_Source-Nick_Burch.odp
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Justin

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