John Nack on Adobe’s attempts to sabotage HTML 5:
Adobe representative Larry Masinter:
No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, “blocked” in the W3C HTML Working Group—not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video—not by me, not by Adobe. Neither Adobe nor I oppose, are fighting, are trying to stop, slow down, hinder, oppose, or harm HTML5, Canvas 2D Graphics, Microdata, video in HTML, or any of the other significant features in HTML5. Claims otherwise are false. Any other disclaimers needed?
Let your actions speak louder than your words. Adobe products are proprietary, slow, bloated, buggy, and expensive (can you say Flash?). Adobe as a company is self serving to the detriment of official standards and customers. Adobe’s products attempt to circumvent both Windows and Mac user interface standards with a proprietary UI design, again, to the detriment of customers.
I will not believe what Adobe’s representatives say while the company’s actions are so obviously corrupt.