[Openfontlibrary] Fwd: Adobe make Flash scripting Free Software with Mozilla Foundation

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Tue Nov 7 15:14:24 PST 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 11:37 +0000, Dave Crossland wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thought this might be of interest to this list :-)

Very much so!!!

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alex Hudson <home at alexhudson.com>
> Date: 07-Nov-2006 09:33
> Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Adobe make Flash scripting Free Software with
> Mozilla Foundation
> To: discussion at fsfeurope.org
> Cc: fsfe-uk at gnu.org
> I'm not sure if people will have seen this with all the other noise
> about Novell etc.:
>         http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/press/mozilla-2006-11-07.html
>         http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin/faq.html
> The scripting engine of Flash (which, from what I've been told, is very
> much like Javascript anyway) has been donated to Mozilla, and will be
> part of their future JS implementation (I gather).
> In other Adobe news, people may have seen that they're building on other
> free software like WebKit:
>         http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Apollo
>         (RIA's == "Rich Internet Applications", FYI)
> .. and Microsoft's XML Paper Specification seems to have scared them
> into doing:

Yah, this apollo app seems like a way to get open standards devs to plug
in and hit "generate flash" which scares me...

>         http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Mars

Man, why do they have to reinvent the wheel! They should just use ODF!!!

> While Adobe haven't been terribly free software friendly in many ways in
> the past, it does seem like now is an opportune time to talk to them:
> they may be becoming more receptive to the needs of the free software
> community.
> Cheers,
> Alex.

Thanks for these posts! I am personally most interested in their 


because it will save me massive work at Creative Commons and what CC is
pushing for embedded metadata standard and embedding tech...but why
won't they release it yesterday into open source (like they say).


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