Adobe evangelist tells Apple: 'Go screw yourself'

Posted: April 11, 2010 in Apple - MAC, Business, iPhone/iPad, News - crazy and otherwise
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Responding to a change in the licensing terms for developers building applications for version 4.0 of the iPhone, a technology evangelist for Adobe Systems has told Apple to go perform an anatomically impossible act.

“Go screw yourself Apple,” wrote Lee Brimelow, an Adobe platform evangelist, on his personal Web site, The Flash Blog.

The post is the latest volley in an escalating war between Apple and Adobe. This week, Apple changed the licensing language for its iPhone SDK (software development kit) in such a way that developers may not submit programs to Apple that use cross-platform compilers (or compilers that would allow them to write a program once and have it run on either the iPhone, Android or any other platform with no changes).

As it happens, Adobe plans to introduce just such a cross-platform compiler with version 5 of its Creative Suite content creation package, due out on Monday.

Observers have pointed out that Apple’s decision will affect not just Adobe, but any other makers of cross-platform compilers. But the move comes after Apple has banned Adobe’s Flash Player from its iPhones and iPads, with Steve Jobs instructing Web developers to use HTML5 instead. [read]

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