Anyone hear about Adobe’s Open Screen Project? Well, good news if this is the first you’re hearing about it:
Basically, what’s happened is that Adobe wants Flash on as many screens and devices as possible. To do that, they’re pretty much COMPLETELY OPENING UP THE PLATFORM. What does “completely opening up the platform” actually mean?
* Removing restrictions on the use of the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications
* Publishing the device porting layer APIs for Adobe Flash Player
* Removing license fees –making next major releases of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices free
* Publishing the Adobe Flash Cast protocol and AMF protocol for robust data services
I’m glad I plunked down the cash for CS3….