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Friday, April 09, 2010

Adobe Evangelist to Apple: Go screw yourself

That's the message from Adobe Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow on his latest blog post, speaking purely for himself he is keen to say - which is probably an understatement for what may be the most widely read post by Adobe lawyers...

While the firebrand stuff is fun, let's get to the meat of it:

Adobe and Apple has had a long relationship and each has helped the other get where they are today. The fact that Apple would make such a hostile and despicable move like this clearly shows the difference between our two companies. All we want is to provide creative professionals an avenue to deploy their work to as many devices as possible. We are not looking to kill anything or anyone. This would be like us putting something in our SDK to make it impossible for 3rd-party editors like FDT to work with our platform. I can tell you that we wouldn’t even think or consider something like that.

Lee's previous posts show that he was clearly engaged on the Flash on the iPhone side of development, so this has to be a pretty serious slap in the face. It's an odd intersection of company politics. As someone noted elsewhere: Adobe's goal is to get Flash on as many devices as possible. Apple's goal seems to be to promote as Apple specific of an agenda as possible.

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