Adobe gives Mozilla a big holiday gift
For a mostly virtual crowd, web media cognoscenti have a voracious appetite for real world encounters. This week's hot ticket, the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, has drawn some biggies, such as Jeff Bezos, Barry Diller, and Mark Benioff. It's also already produced one notable announcement: Adobe will contribute key source code from its Flash player to the open source Mozilla foundation. The win-win idea here is that Mozilla will integrate Flash into its Firefox web-browser, upgrading the software while assuring Flash of ever-wider distribtution. Other nifty news may be forthcoming, and the full contingent of conference bloggers - Joi Ito, GigaOm, TechCrunch, and the rest - are sure to keep us all instantly informed.
Posted by Oliver Ryan 10:28 AM 1 Comments comment | Add a Comment

This report is WRONG. You say, "...Mozilla will integrate Flash into its Firefox web-browser..." but it's only one piece of code that does something no end user even sees or would call "Flash". What this means is Mozilla Firefox will run code in websites FASTER. From the executive director of the Mozilla Foundation states on his blog: "...does not include all the other components that make up Flash (including the bits that display graphics and play music and video)."
Posted By George, Hartford CT : 11:58 PM  

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