Adobe evangelist: "Go screw yourself Apple"

Ronny Kerr · April 9, 2010 · Short URL:

Lee Brimelow of Flash Blog posts angry tirade attacking Apple's ban on Flash development for iPhone

Lee BrimelowHere's one person not at all excited about Apple recent OS 4.0 announcement.

Lee Brimelow, self-described Platform Evangelist at Adobe focusing on the Flash, Flex, and AIR developer communities, on Friday posted a decently-sized tirade slamming Apple for its decision to change the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement so that only Objective-C, C, C++, and Javascript can be used to write applications for the mobile device. Developers that may have considered using Flash to design apps for the iPhone will not even have that option anymore.

In one paragraph, Brimelow airs his most serious grievance:

This has nothing to do whatsoever with bringing the Flash player to Apple’s devices. That is a separate discussion entirely. What they are saying is that they won’t allow applications onto their marketplace solely  because of what language was originally used to create them. This is a frightening move that has no rational defense other than wanting tyrannical control over developers and more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade against Adobe. This does not just affect Adobe but also other technologies like Unity3D.

The post ends with pure, unbridled anger and the statement, "Go screw yourself Apple."

Though Brimelow's blog prominently displays a disclaimer stating, "This is my personal blog. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of my employer," and though Brimelow reiterates this in today's post, the fact remains that he is, as an employee, a representative of the company.

It will be interesting to see whether Adobe releases a public statement on the matter.

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