Adobe releases the source for its ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation
November 9, 2006 Leave a comment
Today, Adobe released the source for its ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation.
That's what Adobe did. Since this blog is a common stop for open source-minded folk, I thought it might be pertinent to use this space to discuss what Adobe didn't do:
* Adobe did not open source the Flash Player.
* Adobe did not incorporate the Flash Player into Mozilla.
* Adobe did not license Mozilla's HTML rendering engine.
* Adobe did not purchase Mozilla, or vice versa.
The new project will be called Tamarin and will be hosted by Mozilla. From the FAQ:
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