Mozilla Prism targetting AIR for no great reason

Mozilla Prism targetting AIR for no great reason

Earlier today I stumbled upon a post by Mike Chambers talking about Mozilla Prism and the fact Mozilla is referring to AIR as different and proprietary. Being an AIR developer myself I have to take offense to Mozilla, they are completely false by saying:

Unlike Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight, we’re not building a proprietary platform to replace the web.

It is very odd for Mozilla to strike Adobe down and say they are not building a cross-platform tool or even worse put them in the same box as Microsoft Silverlight. Not to mention how much Adobe has done for the open source community, Tamarin comes to mind.

I guess we will have to see how much pull Prism will have and maybe they will smarten up and not state false accusations of a tool that is doing exactly what Prism will.

Back to Mikes post though as insightful as it really is, the comments sort of prove that Adobe has left a lot of people confused with what Adobe AIR in fact is and how it is a very awesome technology.

Note: Adobe AIR is still in beta though, so I wouldn’t expect a huge media blitz just yet, but certainly when 1.0 is upon us these misconceptions will be cleared up.

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