Adobe just announced they are to open source the Flash format and lifting licenses fees.
This is really big news for the web... a few thoughts on that:
- Will the search engines now be able to access Flash content more easily, and include it in their index?
- Will Gnash develop more quickly now, or will Adobe GPL its runtime making Gnash irrelevant?
- Against the Flash+AIR juggernaut, does Silverlight still have appeal for the developers?
- How long before Flash on the iPhone now? ;-)