Adobe Opens Up (Sort of)

25 Jul 2009

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Creative Suite fan and have been a dedicated user since CS2; but if it’s called the “Open-Source Media Framework” why is it based on Flash instead of something like the HTML5 video element? (Which is almost guaranteed to be on all browsers and platforms soon after the standard is finalized). I’ll admit, it’s a good idea with a lot of potential, but just maybe Adobe could take a lesson from the Linux community and instead position the project as a way to add to the Internet, instead of relying on a platform-specific solution. Locking web developers into a single platform is NOT the way to go.