Posted Nov 5, 2009 17:15 UTC (Thu) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
Parent article: NLUUG: The Open Web
And once again, the open source crowd misses the point. Flash is popular far more because
of adobes flash authoring tools than because of flash technology. Until the people pushing
the open web can get it into their head that user-oriented design is more important than
fancy Apis and backends, content producers are going to keep on creating flash content
because it takes a fraction of the time and doesn't require them to have a CS PhD to figure
Same goes for the open desktop, open handheld, and open whatever-else crowds. "open"
has always been popular with the developer crowd, because with us, open is actually a
feature. Normal users don't give a shit about openness (they like free-as-in-beer stuff, but
don't care about freedom of code) so if you want the non-developer world to care, you have
to market to those regular peoples' needs.
Marketing an "open web" will not succeed. Creating a fantastic content authoring tool that
You habe to compet on quality and usability, not on ephemeral concepts that users just don't