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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: will ever adobe give the flashplayer to the opensource comunity
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 17:14:02 GMT
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.
> >>
> >> --
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> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > JP Bader
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>

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