This is a movement I could get behind. David Goldman in CNN Money on Occupy Flash.
“Occupy” movements have taken over Wall Street, London, Chicago and Oakland. Now an “occupy” group is trying to take control of your Web browser.
Not quite. It’s more of a movement to get rid of Adobe’s Flash plug-in forever.
Among the movement’s complaints are that Flash is “buggy,” “crashes a lot,” “requires constant security updates,” and “doesn’t work on most mobile devices.”
From the Occupy Flash manifesto:
Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn’t work on most mobile devices. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of web technology. Websites that rely on Flash present a completely inconsistent (and often unusable) experience for fast-growing percentage of the users who don’t use a desktop browser. It introduces some scary security and privacy issues by way of Flash cookies.
Flash makes the web less accessible. At this point, it’s holding back the web.
Flash is dying, but not dead. Using Flash only prolongs the life of an ill-mannered, proprietary technology that can be easily replaced by a new and better standard, HTML5.
What’s next? Occupy Windows?