[osflash] comments on oss authoring vs rendering?
mchamber at macromedia.com
Sun Jun 5 12:29:33 PDT 2005
On Jun 4, 2005, at 9:05 AM, Mark Winterhalder wrote:
> as i see it, the biggest obstacle is that the current business model
> works by having an ubiquitous install base for the player, and making
> money by selling the standard authoring tool.
just fyi, we don't just make our money by selling authoring tools. We
make quite a bit of money by licensing the player source code for
I dont have the exact numbers handy, but if you check our financial
statements you can find a breakdown.
Furthermore, there is not much growth potential in selling tools, but
there is huge future potential in licensing the player for devices (to
manufactures, not end users), especially as mobile devices explode in
the coming years.
Just an fyi...
mesh at macromedia.com
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