There was me thinking I had an angle- about the implications for Internet Explorer. But pesky David Berlind took my idea even further.
Damn your eyes Berlind, how is anybody supposed to have an insight with you banging away ten to the dozen at ZDNet. Pesky editor reporter analyst types.
Suffice to say I think Adobe’s move here is really good? Why? Not for what it gives the OSS community, but for what it gives Adobe.
You see Adobe’s biggest problem right now is an innovation glut. It has just built too much cool stuff. So why not let the market decide what flies and what doesn’t? That is what markets are good for. Let the market encourage modularity.
I like David’s point about Flash/HTML as an accepted pattern. Adobe should beware negative language that might damage potential goodwill in this space.