More Bad News For Adobe & Flash – Wikipedia Is Going Open VideoMar 17th, 2010 | By James Lewin | Category: Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts
Now Adobe’s got bigger Flash problems.
The Open Video Alliance, which includes Mozilla, Kaltura, Miro, and Yale Law School, are joining forces to bring video to Wikipedia – Flash-free.
Today, the Open Video Alliance launched a mass campaign to bring video to Wikipedia:
- They’ve published a tutorial on How to Post a Video to Wikipedia;
- They’re supporting a number of community-based projects to support collaborative work; and
- They’re working with Participatory Culture Foundation to release a free video conversion app for Mac and Windows.
Unfortunately for Adobe, though, the projects are all based around the open standards HTML 5 + Theora.
While the popularity of Apple’s devices is marginalizing Flash, Apple is at the leading/bleeding edge.
As Google, YouTube and now Wikipedia commit to supporting open video, the days of Flash being the de facto standard for Internet video are numbered.