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From Jarosław Szczepankiewicz <jszczepankiew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: will ever adobe give the flashplayer to the opensource comunity
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 18:23:50 GMT
Adobe efforts in the area of gaming and video will benefit also flex
targets: perfomance improvements, memory consumption, support for
workers all of this will benefit also enterprise software.

2012/2/5 Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicholas@spoon.as>:
> Even then, I doubt we will ever see the Flash Player Open-Sourced.  Adobe
> depends on a LOT of 3rd party licensed code in the FP, all of which would
> not be available should the technology become open.  An open-source FP
> would be the same FP we see today.
>
> We have our limitations, and we know what they are at the moment.  The only
> hope we really have is that if we have a certain feature that
> we ABSOLUTELY NEED in order to go forward, that we can get Adobe's ear and
> convince them to implement it.  I don't have any high hopes of that
> happening, sort of something that ends up being a short-stopper for one of
> Adobe's other goals -- they have stated a few times that their
> concentration for the FP is gaming and marketing, not enterprise...
>
> -Nick
>
> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 8:24 PM, Stephane Beladaci <
> adobeflexengineer@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> We will only see the Flash Player being open sourced if Google buy
>> Adobe, otherwise Adobe will rather kill it than letting competition
>> benefit from it.
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM, JP Bader <jp@zavteq.com> wrote:
>> > Jeffry's correct.  Adobe is in the business to make money.  They make
>> > great tools because those tools sell and make money.  The Flashplayer
>> > is one of the most ubiquitous platforms for distributing content
>> > created via the tools that Adobe makes and sells, so they have no
>> > incentive to give the FP away.  FP is arguably one of the best
>> > delivery mechanisms for almost any content, with some of the best DRM
>> > and license management for almost any media.  Yesterday's Spoon calls
>> > discussed this and Adobe's focus on Video (streaming and gaming).
>> > Adobe has no incentive to give away FP's source code.  It makes money
>> > for them.  Flex, in the grand scheme of Adobe's wallet, never made
>> > much of a dent.  For a $4 billion company, if a product doesn't make
>> > more than $100million a year, it isn't going to be done.  Flex never
>> > even came close to that, so it is going to Apache (and off of Adobe's
>> > expense sheet).  We'll never know the exact break down of Adobe's
>> > revenue sources for sure, but FP contributes heavily to the bottom
>> > line.  Flex to Apache is a business decision.
>> >
>> > TL;DR Adobe won't give away FP's source code for myriad reasons.
>> >
>> > Just my $.02 summed up too quickly
>> >
>> > On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> On 2/3/2012 9:54 AM, FRANKLIN GARZON wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Well, Adobe put alot of efforts into html5, however if they open flash
>> >>> will be a risk if the comunity will grown flash vm, but if Adobe see
>> that
>> >>> Flex grown more quickly in the hands from the community, I think they
>> will
>> >>> also put efforts to extend flash. What do you say?
>> >>
>> >>  If Adobe doesn't have a way to make money off Flex (or Flash for that
>> >> matter) it doesn't matter how much growth or success the community has.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Jeffry Houser
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>> >> --
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>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > JP Bader
>> > Principal
>> > Zavteq, Inc.
>> > @lordB8r | jp@zavteq.com
>> > 608.692.2468
>>

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