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From JP Bader>
Subject Re: will ever adobe give the flashplayer to the opensource comunity
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 15:05:45 GMT
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 <> 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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