[FoRK] Actionscript open sourcing
Lucas Gonze <
lgonze at panix.com
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Tue Nov 7 13:03:10 PST 2006
On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Kevin Elliott wrote:
> At 10:47 AM -1000 on 11/7/06, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>> 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.
So they're seeking to offload their client development work to third party
I'm not sure I buy that. In terms of revenues, ok. But the strategic
value of Flash is much greater than the revenues that Adobe can gain from
authoring tools, even if the company hasn't yet been able to monetize
aside from anything but authoring tools.
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