[kwlug-disc] peoples' thoughts on apple, adobe and flash?

Shane shane.msg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 14:22:23 EDT 2010

Just as with all traditional companies, their marketing people have jumped on the new buzz word, "open source" without really understanding what it means.  They then have to redefine it for their own ends because they have shareholders and the lot.  They don't, and won't, operate under the principles of open source because they can't predict how profit will accrue or explain it to the aforementioned investors.  

It has nothing to do with software. 
================It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

-----Original Message-----
From: Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:43:39 
To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] peoples' thoughts on apple, adobe and flash?

--- On Fri, 4/30/10, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>   http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
> what do others think of this hissy fit?

I think that it is difficult to disagree with Jobs on this one.

Ask Linux end users what is the most frustrating app and they will most likely point to Flash: Slowing down the computer, crashing the browser, showing choppy video.

What I find quite interesting is that now vendors start arguing to see which one is the most "open" and have strategies to participate in Open source.

I don't think that we are at the "then we win" stage, but I wouldn't have expected to hear arguments like this from closed minded companies just a few years back.

Raul Suarez

Technology consultant
Software, Hardware and Practices
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