Linux-Watch: Open Source as Software Obsolescence Insurance
Jul 11, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Lance Ulanoff, my colleague at PC Magazine, has a problem. One
of his favorite applications is the Macromedia vector-based drawing
tool, Freehand. Those of you who pay close attention to software as
a business already know where this tale is going.
"Macromedia was bought out by Adobe Systems last year. Guess who
owns Freehand's chief rival, Illustrator? Why, yes, it's Adobe.
"So, Lance went in to talk to Adobe about their plans for
Freehand... I'll make a long story short: the future doesn't look
good for Freehand..."