Mark Stephens Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

Adobe’s thoughts on Open Source and Open Standards

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Adobe is a very important player in not just the PDF arena but a whole host of critical areas. As the producers of Flash, Flex and the PDF specification they will have a major input into future developments in Internet, Smart phones, publishing and desktops. Indeed their actions may partly determine whether these solutions thrive or whither and are replaced by alternatives.

So what Adobe says is important to everyone even if you do not use their products.

Adobe has always been reasonably open about their plans and their ideas, and they have been running an interesting series of interviews on their blog. If you want to hear their take on Open standards and Open source as well as Open Government, click here. What do you think?

Mark Stephens Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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