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Flash seeking the open road?

Tristan Nitot appeared to have the gift of precognisance when he said that Adobe may open source Flash if Silverlight gained enough traction

Being able to see the future is probably not one of the requirements for a Mozilla executive, but it certainly does help.

Tristan Nitot appeared to have the gift of precognisance when he said that Adobe may open source Flash if Silverlight gained enough traction.

Two days later Adobe announced the Open Screen Project in an attempt to get Flash onto more mobile devices. Open Screen is very much a misnomer at this point in time as all that has happened is it's had its licensing fees removed. However it could end up being first step into the world of openness.

From the other side of the mobile world, Sony Ericsson announced it would be releasing a bridge between Flash and Java called Project Capuchin.

If PHP interests you, then you may wish to take a look at our PHP tutorials for this week. The first explains how to use SOAP with PHP and the second will get you started with queries in phpMyAdmin.

In the realm of videos, we took a look inside the Palo Alto Research Center to see what new technology Xerox has been cooking up, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz spoke on high performance computing and Web 2.0 and Mozilla Foundation Chairman Mitchell Baker discussed Mozilla's approach to mobile browsing.

On a sadder note, today is the last day that original Builder AU editor Brendon Chase shall be lurking around our Sydney office as he is taking up residence in Shanghai. Even though Brendon gave up day-to-day running of the site a couple of years ago, he has still been present behind the scenes and managed to update his Code Monkey Business blog from time to time.

It's sure to be an amazing adventure and we wish Brendon all the best.

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