Developer Petitions Adobe to Open Source Flash
While many developers rejoiced at the news that Adobe is doing away with Flash, Juha Lindstedt has posted a petition on GitHub asking the firm to open source the technology. Lindstedt doesn't want developers to keep making new Flash content, but he does want to preserve the old content for posterity.
“We do lots to save and restore old manuscripts so, why not consider any interactive artworks that were developed on this platform and can’t be ported truthfully to just a video format?” he wrote. “Open sourcing Flash spec would be a good solution to keep Flash projects alive safely for archive reasons.”
Developers interested in supporting the effort can star the project on GitHub.