Assuming you buy into this article’s statement that somehow Adobe likes Open Source, you might find yourself wondering why everything they produce seems to be proprietary! Flash, Photoshop, you name it, it’s not open source.
Despite my skepticism, it does look like on the back end of things, Adobe does have some open source code rolling along after all – “who’d thunk it”? But Adobe remains steadfast in not making Flash open source.
Why can’t we see Flash migrating over to the open source side of the fence? According to Adobe, one of the biggest issues is the patents surrounding Flash’s use of codecs. So that pretty much kills that idea. No, the best bet is likely going to be HTML 5.