A small group of website and mobile app developers recently started off an “Occupy Flash” campaign in the hope of putting an end to Adobe’s popular browser plug-in.
The group, which launched a website earlier this week, said its goal was to “Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers.”
Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of Web technology. - The Occupy Flash site
No Occupy Flash members were identified, saying “We decided not to make this about us, but about Flash Player.” One representative stressed, however, that none of the handful of site and app developers behind the movement worked for an Adobe competitor.
The Web is an open place, and we’re for open standards and for what is in the best interest of our users. HTML5 has already won the fight for the future of our Web browsing. - An Occupy Flash representative
The group, which is four or five strong, is composed of developers based on the West coast of the US. The occupyflash.org domain was registered on Nov. 11, two days after Adobe’s announcement of the demise of Flash on mobile platforms.
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