Adobe to open FLV and SWF formats

May 1, 2008
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In an interesting development that I can only assume means that Silverlight is having an impact on Adobe, they’ve decided to open and standardize their FLV and SWF formats so that anyone can build them.  Not only are they opening the formats but also removing licensing fees for mobile platforms.  Nice!

This is good news for Flash/Flex/AiR developers out there. In my opinion this also bodes well for Silverlight as it means that Adobe is taking the Microsoft platform as a serious competitor.

What do you think?