Thursday, May 01, 2008

Adobe "opening" a few more bits of Flash

Their new initiative is called Open Screen Project and is dedicated to drive consistent rich Internet experiences across devices. It is not about open sourcing the flash player, just about opening some specifications, such as FlashCast protocol and the AMF protocol. But AMF for example has been reverse engineered long time ago, in 2003 when I contributed to JavaAMF, this protocol has already been implemented in numerous other languages.

What I would like to see is RTMP (the Flash Video transport protocol) as open specification, so let's hope they consider this at their next round of "opening".

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