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Aindreas Gallagher
local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 11, 2013 at 2:42:58 am

there are maybe a few broadcasters, and a ton of post places wrestling the issues presented by adobe.

the issue is whether adobe are valid mid-term stewards of in house critical software, given they are suddenly demanding to become lifetime landlords for that software.

Granted we all wail about that - but one of the more unspoken things is that the larger entities, who thought they were walking into a chummy relationship, are not. because they really aren't. adobe are brass knuckles at scale.

the UK creative industries, if you count them a certain way, rank now second employer for the UK economy, its arguable but not a million miles off the mark. It's a very diffuse economy. very few super large numbers.
For the UK say, the impact of an american company calling for immediate global software rent on this scale is pretty unproven in terms of its long term ramifications.

also for kicks - there is an issue with the company involved. that company would want to feel like the federal reserve but it somehow doesn't. flash is intrinsically failing and they are dying on their feet in the aftermath online. that is half happening. no one cares about their web tools. The real point is - if a publicly traded company is seen to be collapsing back into near monopoly decades old tools, as something like a final stasis point - are they likely to be a secure economic partner going forward? isn't the company degrading in some sense?

how much large scale customer disruption is likely in the next five years?

http://vimeo.com/user1590967/videos http://www.ogallchoir.net promo producer/editor.grading/motion graphics


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Dan Stewart
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 11, 2013 at 6:56:16 pm

An open source advocate friend of mine says the push for secure communications in Europe has dramatically accelerated development of alternative email & cloud systems that avoid the US & UK, and that Linux will have its golden age as a result. If this is true and windows and Osx are considered fundamentally compromised at the military/corporate intelligence level then all software that runs on them is suddenly on borrowed time in 95% of the world (plus a few Brits and Yanks too I'm sure). Could adobe be inadvertently rushing creative into the new open source world? Lightworks could become viable pretty fast if a million more people get to it, and Photoshop has plenty of budding competitors. Is there an open source competitor to AE out there?



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Chris Pettit
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:31:12 pm

The Linux part of that hypothesis is really interesting....


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Dan Stewart
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 12, 2013 at 2:16:19 pm

I thought so. Also Valve are aggressively trying to drag games to Linux via steamOS - at this point the ps4, xbox one, and windows pcs (and iMacs) are all on the same hardware (consumer amd or intel chip & amd/nvidia gpu) so if they have the fastest cleanest OS, desktop&TV modes and support from the hardware vendors they could conceivably become the gaming norm.
At that point, Linux gets the benefits of gaming tech development, particularly in terms of the GPU..

Multi-gpu OpenCL on a $1k steam box with truly private cloud services and a full suite of open source adobe equivalent programs? As far as possible futures go its not a bad one.. Course I'd have to move to Finland or Germany..



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Oliver Peters
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 1:11:40 pm

Aindreas,

There are of course homegrown alternatives, like Quantel.

Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Aindreas Gallagher
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 4:14:01 pm

true true, I was about to pick up a pablo there last week when I realised it would mean not buying that aston martin i had my eye on.

I'll come up with something different and disturbing to say about adobe next week. It's hard coming up with new angles. I refuse to go down the data security route though. that's been beaten to death.

http://vimeo.com/user1590967/videos http://www.ogallchoir.net promo producer/editor.grading/motion graphics


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 1:29:34 pm

[Dan Stewart] "Is there an open source competitor to AE out there?"

Blender?

http://www.blender.org/features/

Simon Ubsdell
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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Ricardo Marty
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 3:56:17 pm

Yes blender,lightworks & hitfilm might be the future if fcpx and motion dont deliver.

Ricardo


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: local labour with american landlords.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 5:31:08 pm

[Ricardo Marty] "Yes blender,lightworks & hitfilm might be the future if fcpx and motion dont deliver."

Of course hitfilm is not open source ...

Simon Ubsdell
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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