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'Occupy Flash' Targets Flash Plug-in, Wants it Dead

A group of mobile and website apps developers initiated an "Occupy Flash" campaign to create some trouble for Adobe's widely used browser plug-in.

This small group also launched a (opens in new tab) website and stated that their aim is to, "Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers."

By calling it a "fossil" that is "left over" from closed standards and also unilateral corporate control of web technology era, the website commented that "Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It's buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates,"

Adobe, a week ago, declared that it will not be developing Flash Player for the mobile browsers anymore but at the same time said that they will continue with their efforts for the desktop browsers plug-in for Google's Chrome, Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox, reported Computer World (opens in new tab).

According to analysts, the decision to discontinue Flash for smartphones and tablets is an indication that Flash Player for desktop will also face the same fate soon and HTML5 will take over. Occupy Flash also agrees with these reports.

The "Occupy Flash" group is located on the West coast of United States and the website domain got registered on 11th November, incidentally just two days before Adobe made the announcement.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.