After the recent Adobe vs. Apple saga over Flash, Steve Jobs has finally decided to take matters literally in his own hands. And by the way his explanation does sound convincing. Jobs reminded the good old days Apple had with Adobe, starting from the inception of the company (Adobe) till today. There have been several collaborations and Adobe’s desktop publishing/design tools still continue to be a major player in Mac’s life. But Jobs was clear on the part that the move against Flash is not at all “business-driven” as Adobe claims, instead it’s a move to keep the web free of any closed-source technologies like Flash, and adopt more standardized approach like HTML 5 instead.
Jobs says, “Adobe’s Flash products are 100% proprietary. They are only available from Adobe, and Adobe has sole authority as to their future enhancement, pricing, etc. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system.”
To read the whole article called Thought on Flash from Steve Jobs, go here.
Your move, Adobe?