Open Web

The Open Web: Now Sexier and Smaller

In the past Open Web proponents have criticized Flash and Flex because the SWF specification - while being published and publicly available - limited what readers could do with the specification. More specifically the agreement to view the specification required that readers not build programs that would run SWF files. The intentions behind this were good - Adobe does not want Flash to have inconsistent and incompatible implementations. Today Adobe Systems has announced that they are removing those restrictions on the SWF and FLV specifications!