Open Distribution

by Daniel Raffel

Enormous distribution plays have been at the heart of at least two big announcements in the last few days.

Sun Microsystems and Laszlo Systems announced they will be enabling OpenLaszlo applications to run on devices supporting Java Micro Edition. This has a huge potential audience:

Java™ Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) is the most ubiquitous application platform for embedded devices in the world, with more than 3.8 billion Java devices including 1.2 billion Java technology-powered phones.


In another move Adobe is providing Mozilla with a gift of code:

Adobe will provide the same software, called the ActionScript Virtual Machine, which it uses to run script code in the Adobe Flash Player 9.


Big distribution deals everywhere. Hopefully, Adobe is finally merging ActionScript and Javascript in this move. ;)