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From Amit Goel <agoel....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: will ever adobe give the flashplayer to the opensource comunity
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 18:31:28 GMT
Sure Adobe efforts will benefit Flex enterprise targets, but community has
to wait and see for such Adobe releases just as we are waiting to see FP
supporting multi-threading etc.

2012/2/5 Jarosław Szczepankiewicz <jszczepankiewicz@gmail.com>

> 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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> >> >> 203-379-0773
> >> >> --
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> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > JP Bader
> >> > Principal
> >> > Zavteq, Inc.
> >> > @lordB8r | jp@zavteq.com
> >> > 608.692.2468
> >>
>



-- 
Thanks,
Amit Goel

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