Some of the most useful links I’ve found on the recent project Tamarin announcement (Adobe’s contribution of code for AVM2–the ActionScript processing virtual machine portion of Flash Player–to the Mozilla Foundation).
- Tamarin project page
- Mozilla foundation press release
- Nice executive summary and analysis by Frank Hecker, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation
If you’ve only heard vague things about this deal and want a good summary, I’d read the article by Frank Hecker linked to above.
Most of the obvious and publicly discussed benefits are benefits for the Mozilla Foundation, Firefox, and developers using Mozilla technologies. Personally (as someone involved in ActionScript development) I think this is a really exciting announcement. Over the next day or two I hope to post my thoughts about what this means for the Flash Platform, and why I think it’s a good thing for Adobe (and, via trickle-down effect, for Adobe’s customers). But I’m on dad duty tonight, so that’ll have to wait a bit =).