Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash

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    Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash

    Interesting article from Ars regarding Jobs' letter and how they state it being a bit hypercritical.

     
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    This is getting as bad as two five year old kids on the playground.
     
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    There's a lot of the article I don't really agree with but what I quoted was a bit ironic in Steve espousing openness and criticizing adobe yet he mentioned using a closed format instead of flash.
     
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    It's not a schoolyard fight. it's business, with entire markets as stake. There's a conflict, but one will emerge the winner and get to dictate terms to the loser and everyone else.

    Google is backing HTML5, Apple, and now Microsoft have made their position abundantly clear. Adobe is becoming increasingly isolated, and if they know they're going to lose this battle then it would be nice to see them roll over right quick, so we can get on with other news and Adobe can get on to dealing with reality. The sooner the better.

    You can pot/kettle all kinds of opinions, but they won't change the outcomes. Adobe's fighting a losing battle, and frankly, a cool new healing brush don't feed the mobile dog on a Saturday night.
     
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    Isn't H264 kinda open, one just has to pay a hefty fee for using it?
     
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    It's royalty-free until 2016.
     
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    For everyone or only for the browsers?
     
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    H264 is 5million per year to license

    That's why Steve jobs is pushing it. Also flash would take away sales from AppStore so it all comes down to money. Flash runs fine on a nokia n900 don't listen to the fanboys ^^
     
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    It's royalty-free until 2016.
     
  11. AppleFan1984 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, but there's the rub - while they do get to claim that it's "royalty-free" temporarily, apparently there are other fees:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264#Patent_licensing

    Who knows how much the license fees will add to the existing fees in a few years.

    Looks like a cash cow to me....
     

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