Thursday, May 01, 2008

There is a meeting going on in Manchester today and tomorrow, called Futuresonic. Discussion includes open source software and creative commons content. So I hope there will be a record somewhere of what they come up with.

Meanwhile Adobe have announced a project for Open Screens, based on Flash and AIR. The Adobe idea of what "open" is may not be the same as the people in Manchester but the idea is worth exploring. They claim that 98% of web browsers already are capable of displaying Flash.

So the 2% could be mostly screens in government such as Exeter City Council.

Joke, that was a joke, though it is based on something true. Making a link between what is happening online and what happens in Exeter depends quite a lot on being able to assume that Flash is understood, at least in theory.

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