Adobe Open-Sources Flash Platform Components
Adobe Systems moved another step closer to open-sourcing its Flash Platform. Or did it?Adobe Systems moved another step closer to open sourcing its Flash Platform. Or did it? Critics of Adobe have long called for the company to open-source Flash. While that is unlikely to happen any time soon, Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform-based open-source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers on July 21, said Tom Barclay, senior product marketing manager for the Flash Platform at Adobe, in an interview with eWEEK.
Adobe takes pride in touting the "ubiquity" of the Flash Player. Barclay said Flash Player 10 is now on 87 percent of Internet-connected PCs, a feat that has taken only seven months since the company released the technology.
??Ã The flexible OSMF architecture enables developers to easily create unique playback experiences that can leverage plug-ins for advertising, reporting metrics and content delivery along with standard video player features such as playback controls, video navigation, buffering and Dynamic Streaming. OSMF provides standard functionality along with plug-ins from third parties so content providers have the flexibility to adapt monetization strategies to specific content and the needs of their audiences. ??Ã OSMF includes an API for partners to build plug-ins for value-add services. OSMF will enable more innovation around media experiences on the Web by allowing partners to easily experiment with new services for content providers, which spans content delivery, presentation and monetization. ??Ã OSMF source code and pluggable software components are available immediately under the Mozilla Public License and available at www.OpenSourceMediaFramework.com.