[FoRK] Actionscript open sourcing

Kevin Elliott < K-Elliott at wiu.edu > on > Tue Nov 7 12:55:04 PST 2006

At 10:47 AM -1000  on  11/7/06, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>I thought Actionscript was Adobe's version of Javascript/ 
>Ecmascript? My lack of Flash skills
>is hurting me here.
>Strategically I don't get why Adobe would want Flash to have more 
>competition, whether >open source or otherwise.

That's easy.  Adobe is a authoring tool company.  They want people 
lots of people to be able to view their files so that a smaller, but 
still large, number of people will pay them to use their authoring 
tools.  It's the same basic strategy as PDF.
Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud.
After a while, you realize the pig is enjoying it.
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