Macromedia to Open Flash Player Source
Thursday January 6th, 2000
Tekhir writes, "Well, Macromedia is open sourcing their Flash player and file format [according to this BeNews story]. It would be interesting to see if this could/should be intergrated into Mozilla. Can you imagine if people started making the UI out of Flash 4. Or better yet borrowing its alpha transparency layer. There are a lot of cool effects that one can do with Flash."
Should Flash be integrated into Mozilla? Or should their tasty, optimized vector-drawing code be cannibalized for the inevitable SVG implementation?
#28 Apple is NOT licensing PDF
Friday January 7th, 2000 6:30 AM
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they reverse engineered it and added their own stuff. Adobe asked for too much money.
However, I would think Mozilla would need to license it unless the community wanted to repeat Apple's accomplishment.