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From Carlos Rovira <>
Subject Re: Cross-compiling Flex to HTML5/Javascript (Was : Update on Falcon donation)
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:13:07 GMT
2012/8/29 Alex Harui <>:
>> One thing I never understood was Adobe not helping to open source
>> Flash Player
> My understanding is that one major factor is that key aspects of the player
> depend on 3rd party works.

We should learn of what others did in the past and those kind of
problems can be overcome, if there's real interest, excluding 3rd
party libs and investing in open source replacements.

>> or transforming it to help to be the industry standard.
> IMO, an initial step in that was the Open Screen Project.

But the history has teach us that Adobe only makes *real* open source
when they does not want a piece of software (our case with Apache).
When Flex was a first class product for the company it was open
sourced in some *strange* way that was not sucessful at all

>The problems with
> Chrome show how hard allowing third parties to develop aspects of the player
> are.  However, we could try to have Apache become an OSP partner.  Not sure
> if that would work though.
>> They they managed it is pushing the player to some uncertain future.
>> Take a look to the recent problems with Chrome that make
>> LocalConnection to break functionality.
>> Sometimes I think why web technologies are such problematic and why we
>> don't have today some robust ecosystem free of flame and company
>> wars...
> In some ways, that's what keeps us employed :-)

Yes, but in the other part, for us (people making final products and
selling those products and not the technology behind it) is a problem
to invest in a technology that can become obsolete in the way things
are turning...

> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.

Carlos Rovira
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